Fubai GB10: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Fubai GB10 lies posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and upper third of the curve line connecting tianchong (GB9) and Wangu (GB12).
Fubai-GB10

Nomenclature:

Fu: supercial Bai: bright
Fubai is on the superficial layer of the body and functions in clearing the mind and brightens the eyes.
Point: GB-10
Chinese Name: 浮白
English Name/Meaning: Floating White
Pinyin: fú bái
Han Geul 한글: bu baek 부백
Romaji: fu haku(?)
Vietnamese: Phù bạch

Location:

Fubai lies posterior and superior to the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle third and upper third of the curve line connecting tianchong (GB9) and Wangu (GB12).
OR,
Posterior to the ear, along a curved line drawn from GB 9 to GB 12 running within the hairline and more or less parallel to the line of the rim of the ear 1/3 from GB9.

Functions of fubai:

  • Clears the head and benefits the neck region.
  • Regulates the flow of qi in the head.
  • Activates channels and alleviates pain.
  • Benefits the ear.

Indications:

  • Headache, Migraine, tinnitus, deafness.
  • Neckpain, stiffness in the neck.
  • Toothache.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of Bladder and gallbladder.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.