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Why Did You Use That Point? Gallbladder 20

Chinese name: Feng Chi

English name: Wind Pool

A wonderful and effective point for treating headaches. The point is located at the top of the sternocleidomastoid muscle which runs from the back of the head down to the front of the shoulders at the clavicle. Use of this point will help relieve a headache, neck pain and shoulder tension. If you follow the gallbladder channel further down its pathway you’ll see that tension at this point is also related to low back pain, hip pain, and lateral leg pain.

To use acupressure as a self-help tool apply pressure to Gallbladder 20 by grasping your own head and allowing your thumbs to fall into the point. A slight pressure can offer pain relief from headaches and also help to ward off pain and tension in other parts of the body.

Give it a go and notice the difference, you might like it!


Indicated for the treatment of headache, visual dizziness, pain and stiffness of the neck, painful reddening of the eyes, nasal congestion, pain in the shoulder and back, common cold and epilepsy.


In the depression created between the origins of the Sternocleidomastoid and Trapezius muscles, at the junction of the occipital and nuchal regions.

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