GB 8 Acupuncture Point(Shuaigu) belongs to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang,which is commonly used for migraine, dizziness, tinnitus, vomiting, epilepsy, etc. puncture 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
GB 8 Acupuncture Point Location
Superior to the apex of the auricle, 1.5 cun within the hairline (1/2 ear length from the apex).
What is the meaning of Shuaigu
Shuaigu:”Shuai”, refers to the net that from upper to down to catch birds in ancient times. “Gu”,valley, the gap between two mountains. The name of “Shuaigu” means that the water-qi of Gallbladder Meridian turn into yang-qi due to absorbing heat,and ascend to the upper of the heaven. The substance of this point is the weakness and cold dampness-qi from GB 7(Qubin) point. It absorbs heat and reaches the highest point what can ascend,then The water-qi begins to absorb dampness and cools down falling,like the net falls from high to low, hence the name.
GB 8 Acupuncture Point Usage
- Headache, dizziness, vomiting, convulsion.
- Migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, facial nerve palsy;
- parietal pain, gastritis, febrile convulsion of children.
GB 8 Acupuncture Point Therapy
Press GB 8 with the pad of your middle fingers for 10 to 15 minutes,which can increase blood circulation of head,and relieve migraine.
GB 8 point Compatibility
Combined with Zusanli and Hegu point point to treat mumps;
Combined with Yintang, Hegu, and Taichong point to treat dizziness, tinnitus;
Combined with Tinggong,Yifeng, and Zhongzhu point to treat tinnitus and deafness;
Combined with Fengchi,Temple to treat migraine.
Combined with Renzhong, Quchi and Taichong point to treat infantile convulsion;
Combined with Zusanli and Zhongwan point to treat vomiting;