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GB-03 (Shang Guan) Upper Gate

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Gall Bladder Channel of Foot Shao Yang
  • Meeting Point of the Gallbladder, Sanjiao and Stomach Channels


  • Eliminates wind and benefits the ears
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Headache, deafness, tinnitus, diplacusis, deviation of the eye and mouth, toothache.


  • In the front of the ear, on the upper border of the zygomatic arch, in the depression directly above Xiaguan (ST-7).
  • Anterior to the ear, in a hollow above the upper border of the zygomatic arch, directly superior to Xiaguan ST-7.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Deep puncture is not advisable. Moxibustion is applicable.

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