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Gallbladder removal and Gallbladder Meridian

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The gallbladder itself is a physical organ that can be surgically removed.
The Gallbladder meridian is one of 12 energetic pathways, called meridians, in Chinese medicine. Meridians are not removed by surgery because they are purely energetic pathways.

Joint pain and the Gallbladder Meridian

Qi (“chee“) is the energy that travels in the meridians.
Physical manifestations as diverse as ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, jaw, neck, and head pain can all arise from slow-moving “stagnant” Qi in the Gallbladder meridian.

Even though your gallbladder was removed, you may experience pain in these some of these joints as a result of Qi stagnation in the Gallbladder meridian. The good news is that you can relieve that pain by working with the Gallbladder meridian even though you do not have a gallbladder.

The Gallbladder meridian runs along both sides of the body (see image below).

Gallbladder Meridian

Gallbladder Meridian is located on both sides of the body.

Location location location

Due to its physical location, many joints are affected by blocked or slow-moving Gallbladder Qi. The solution to joint pain from this energetic perspective is to get the Qi moving. When the Qi is abundant and flowing, we experience easy, pain-free motion.

I have written many articles about how to use Meridian Massage or Acupressure to relieve painful joints. Almost every article includes a Gallbladder point. Below is a list that you can click on for details related to any particular joint. Whether you have a gallbladder or not, you will benefit from open, flowing Qi in your Gallbladder meridian.

Relieve Joint Pain:

About The Author

Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Caryl Shaul

    Reply Reply October 19, 2017

    Thanks, Cindy, for the most informative review.

  • Jill

    Reply Reply October 19, 2017

    Thanks again Cindy…great information!

  • jim

    Reply Reply October 19, 2017

    thank you Cindy! I have been doing this everyday since I saw you do it weeks ago. I started doing it for my hips. I am sure it has helped me a lot. I have learned so much from you!

  • Ruth

    Reply Reply October 20, 2017

    the above gallbladder links won’t open…..

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply October 20, 2017

      Hi Ruth,

      Hmm – I double checked them and they are working on my end.

  • Pa tricia stephenson

    Reply Reply October 21, 2017

    Good job thanks cindy for these information

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