Acupuncture Point: Gallbladder 30 (GB 30) 4.97/5 (58)

Gallbladder 30 is found deep under the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus… It is by far the best point out there for the treatment of sciatic pain and piriformis syndrome. Down below the glute muscles there is a little short fat muscle called the piriformis. The piriformis attaches from the sacrum to the hip. The sciatic nerve is under the piriformis muscle. When you treat Gallbladder 30, you actually get the piriformis muscle to relax and thus reduce impingement of the sciatic nerve.

Typically an acupuncturist uses a needle that is a little bit longer to reach this muscle. But many practitioners are able to relieve pressure of Gallbladder 30 by applying deep massage pressure into the glutes.

It’s one of those points where you know you have it when you find it…. “Oh, it hurts so GOOD!” And it works!

The following information is from the Points Acupuncture Reference Software:

Gallbladder 30 Description and Info


Acupuncture Point: Gallbladder 30 (GB 30, GB30)

Chinese Name: Huan Tiao

English Name: Jumping Circle

Location: On the line between the greater trochanter and the sacro-coccygeal hiatus, 1/3 of the way from the greater trochanter.

Attributes: Meeting point of the Gall Bladder channel and Bladder channels. Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point.

TCM Actions: Dissipates wind-damp in the channels and connecting vessels; disinhibits the lumbus and hip; strengthens the lumbus and legs.Indications: Lumbar and hip pain; bi and atony of the lower limbs; hemiplegia.Secondary Indications: Pain in the lumbus and crotch; bi pain in the legs and knees; wind stroke hemiplegia; foot qi; Water swelling; wind papules.Needle Information: Perpendicular insertion 1.5 – 2.5 cun. Moxibustion is applicable.

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Dr. Adrian Larsen

Adrian P. Larsen, D.C., F.A.S.A., C.Ac. Dr. Larsen is President of Miridia Technology Inc., and one of the developers of the AcuGraph Digital Meridian Imaging system. He currently divides his time between research, product development, and teaching. Dr. Larsen also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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