Gall Bladder Meridian

Xuanli GB6: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Xuanli is at the temple, and covered by the long hair.


Xuan: hang Li: hair
Xuanli is at the temple and covered by the long hair.
Point: GB-6
Chinese Name: 悬厘
Name: Xuanli
English Name/Meaning: Suspended Hair
Pinyin: xuán lí
Han Geul 한글: hyeol li 현리
Romaji: ken ri
Vietnamese: Huyền ly


Within the hairline, at the junction of the lower 1/4 and upper 3/4 of the distance between Touwei (ST8) and Qubin (GB7).

Functions of  xuanli:

  • Subdues Liver yang in the head.
  • Opens the orifice of the mind.
  • Benefits the ear.


  • Temporal headache, migraine, Dizziness, blurred vision, speech difficulties, lack of willpower and motivation.
  • in the inthe outer canthus, tinnitus, frequent sneezing.


Puncture Subcutaneouly 0.3-0.5 cun.


Scalp acupuncture MS6 : motor area is connected to this point.


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.