GB-03 (Shang Guan) Upper Gate

GB-03 (Shang Guan) Upper Gate

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.

Pont Location:

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

Needling Method:

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