Gall Bladder Meridian

Zulinqi GB41 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Zulinqi is at the foot and is indicated in lacrimation and other eye disease.

Nomenclature :

Zu: foot Lin: treatment qi: to tear
Zulinqi is at the foot and is indicated in lacrimation and other eye diseases.

Point: GB41
Chinese Name: 足临会
Name: Zulinqi
English Name/Meaning: Foot Governor of Tears
Pinyin: zú lín qì
Han Geul 한글: im eup [족] 임읍
Romaji: ashi no rin kyū
Vietnamese: Túc lâm khấp


Zulinqi is located in the depression distal to the junction of the 4th and 5th metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of the extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Functions of Zulinqi:

  • Spreads liver qi and drains damp heat from Gall Bladder .
  • Clears ang regulates daimai (menstruation problems).


  • Zulinqi is good point for  lacrimation and other eye disease.
  • Also  beneficial in disorders of the yang channels: particularly strong action on dispersing stagnation of Liver qi throughout the shaoyang channel: headache, dizziness, migraine.
  • Zulinqi is good point for phlegm congestion on channel and breast:Mastitis, irregular menstruation, Scrofula, Pain in the hypochondriac region.
  • Diseases manifesting intermittently: malaria
  • Migraine, dizziness, eye pain.
  • Local disorders: swelling and pain of the dorsum of the foot.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun.


  • Shu-Stream Point.
  • One of the Eight Confluent Points associating with the Belt Vessel.
  • Exit 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.

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