Gall Bladder Meridian

Touqiaoyin GB11: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Touqiaoyin lies posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and lower third of the curve line connecting tianchong (GB9) and Wangu (GB12).
Touqiaoyin-GB11

Nomenclature:

Tou: head Qiao: opening Yin: yin of yin-yang
The kidney and the liver pertain to Yin and opens to the ears and the eyes. Touqiaoyin is on the head and indicated in ear and eye diseases.
Point: GB-11
Chinese Name: 头窍阴
Name: Touqiaoyin
English Name/Meaning: Yin Portals of the Head
Pinyin: tóu qiào yīn
Han Geul 한글: [du] gyu eum [두] 규음
Romaji: atama kyō in
Vietnamese: Đầu khiếu âm

Location:

Posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and lower third of the curve line connecting tianchong (GB9) and Wangu (GB12).
OR,
Posterior to the ear, along a curved line drawn from GB 9 to GB 12 running within the hairline and more or less parallel to the line of the rim of the ear, 1/3 from GB12.

Functions:

  • Clears the head and benefits the sense organs.
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain.

Indications:

  • Stiffness and pain of neck, tinnitus, deafness, pain of the ears.
  • Shaoyang problems: hypochondriac pain, bitter taste.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Bladder and gallbladder.

Admin

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.