Gall Bladder Meridian

Tongziliao GB1 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Tongzi: pupil              Liao: foramen
Tongziliao is in a foramen lateral to the outer canthus and on a level with the pupil.

Point: GB-1
Chinese Name: 瞳子髎
Name: Tongziliao
English Name/Meaning: Pupil Crevice
Pinyin: tóng zǐ liáo
Han Geul 한글: dong ja ryo동자료
Romaji: dō shi ryō
Vietnamese: Đồng tử liêu


Beside the outer canthus, in the depression on the lateral side of the orbital margin.

Functions of tongziliao:

  • Eliminate wind and heat (Both external : painful, red itchy eyes, dry eyes, burning eyes).
  • Clears channel and invigorates the collaterals (Headache behind eyes, eye pain, migraines).
  • Benefits eye/vision.


  • Tongziliao is good for painful and eyes, cataracts, poor vision, night blindness, cloudiness of cornea ( optic neuritis, retinitis, retinal atrophy).
  • Also useful in headache, migraine, deviation of the mouth and eye.


Puncture transversely 0.3-0.5 cun.
Prick with three-edged needle to induce bleeding.


Entry point.
Crossing Point of Small Intestine, Triple energizer and Gall Bladder.


Not applicable for moxibustion.

Read About More Acupuncture Points of Gallbladder Meridian

GB2-听会- Tinghui          GB3-上关- Shangguan     GB4-颔厌- Hanyan         GB5-悬颅- Xuanlu      GB6-悬厘- Xuanli      GB7-曲鬓- Qubin      GB8-率谷- Shuaigu         GB9-天沖- Tianchong    GB10-浮白- Fubai       GB11-头窍阴- Touqiaoyin     GB12-完骨- Wangu         GB13-本神- Benshen    GB14-阳白- Yangbai       GB15-头临泣- Toulinqi        GB16-目窗- Muchuang         GB17-正營- Zhengying         GB18-承灵- Chengling              GB19-脑空- Naokong           GB20-风池- Fengchi           GB21-肩井- Jianjing             GB22-渊腋- Yuanye               GB23-辄筋- Zhejin



Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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