Gall Bladder Meridian

Xuanzhong GB39 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method



Xuan: Hanging            Zhong: bell
Xuanzhong is above the lateral malleolus, where children in ancient times used to hang a bell.

Point: GB38
Chinese Name: 阳辅
English Name/Meaning: Yang Assistance
Pinyin: yáng fǔ
Han Geul 한글: yang bo 양보
Romaji: yō ho
Vietnamese: Dương phụ


3 cun above the tip of the external malleolus, on the posterior border of the fibula.

Functions of  Xuanzhong:

  • Dispels wind and damp from the channel (apoplexy, neck pain).
  • Clears Gall bladder heat (hypochondriac pain, abdominal distension).
  • Clears marrow heat and increases yin (connected with kidney yin, bone inflammation).


  • Xuanzhong is main point for stiffness and pain of the neck, distending pain in the chest and hypochondriac region.
  • Xuanzhong is also most distal point on GallBladder channel to treat neck disorders.
  • Also benefits dementia,poor concentration, mental retardation, migraine, stroke.
  • Xuanzhong is influential point for Marrow: (benefit the sinews and bones) a wide range of disorders characterized by weakness, flaccidity, contraction and pain of the limbs.
  • Local disorders: Atrophy or paralysis in the lower limbs.


Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.5 cun.


  • One of the Eight Influential Points of marrow.
  • Intersection of 3 yang foot meridians.
  • A point related to the function of bone marrow.


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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