Barely 40 but Lots of Grey Hair? You Can Fix It With GB 32 Acupuncture Point And Others

Found on the thigh’s outer side, between the biggest muscle (vastus lateralis) and the long muscle (biceps femoris), the GB 32 acupuncture point has a vital role in getting rid of grey hair. GB-32 is exactly two cun below GB-31 (see diagram below).

It’s normal for your hair to turn grey with age. But, when you lose the natural pigmentation in your 30s or 40s, it becomes a real problem. Chinese experts believe the unhealthy diet and constant stress will show up on people’s heads. Here is how acupressure or acupuncture can help get your hair color back on track.

The Effect of Acupoint Massage for Grey Hair

When the human body has weakened hormones or enzymes, that’s when the system has trouble creating enough black pigment. Poor nutrition slows the process even more. In most cases, the cause of this problem is the poor adrenal glands and kidney functions.

Stimulates multiple channels with acupressure, like the gallbladder channel, may help turn the tide according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupressure can:

  • Speed up the nutrient absorption rate
  • Boost blood flow
  • Increase energy flow (Qi)

According to the Taipei City Hospital, acupuncture helped turn the grey hair to black in an 80-year old patient. The reports showed that the patient had weak Qi, circulation, and a decline in melanin secretion.

In Traditional Chinese medicine, hair is the “surplus of the blood”. With enough nutrients and adequate blood flow, acupoint stimulation can reinvigorate the system and restore proper color to the grey hair.

With each acupoint stimulation, you can trigger proper organ function and prevent premature greying. All you have to do is apply some pressure to unique spots on the human body. Use your finger to add firm pressure and massage the area in circular motions.

Note: To start noticing improvement, you will need to massage the acupoints for at least three months. Try a 15min massage a day, on the GB 32 acupuncture point, for instance.

4 Acupoints to Fix Premature Grey Hair

Massaging the acupoints can have some fantastic effects. But to get the impact you are hoping for, it’s essential to stimulate the correct acupoints properly. Chinese experts believe that working with gallbladder channels is the perfect way to start. To facilitate the pigment of the hair, here are a few acupoints that can help.

1. Acupoint: GB-32 (Other Names: Gallbladder-32/Zhong Du/Middle Ditch)

Stimulating the GB 32 acupuncture point can replenish blood, restore Qi, and invigorate the spleen. People rely on the gallbladder acupressure points to strengthen the connecting vessels and expel the wind and cold.

The bladder 32 acupoint is also known for keeping the meridians clear and enhancing metabolic activity. By massaging the thigh’s outer area between the vastus lateralis and biceps femoris, you can work on your grey hair. It is easier to find GB-31 first and then, follow by GB-32. Scroll down further and find out how to identify GB-31. GB-32 is 2 only cun below GB-31.

2. Acupoint: GB-30 (Other Names: Gallbladder-30/Huan Tiao/Jumping Circle) 

The Huan Tiao is another one of those gallbladder meridian pressure points that could help with grey hair. It is located under the muscles in each buttock. As shown in the diagram above, you can bend your leg, and your feet will rest on the acupoint naturally. It is also one of the acupressure points for sciatica pain relief. But it can also be used to relieve muscle pressure and help the body relax.

3. Acupoint: GB-31 (Other Names: Gallbladder-31/Feng Shi/Wind Market)

GB 31 is probably among the most practical gallbladder acupuncture points you can try. Found just a couple of fingers above the GB 32, on the outer thighs, it can help with blood circulation and energy flow. It activates an empirical point in the human body, which relieves pain and itching. You can also find the acupoint easily by resting your hand naturally on the side, and GB-31 lays directly below your fingertip.

If you also have dandruff, this acupoint can help calm the itchiness and restore the natural hair pigment.

4. Acupoint: GB-33 (Other Names: Gallbladder-33/Xi Yang Guan/Knee Yang Gate)

Situated alongside the gall bladder meridian, this acupoint has plenty of benefits to offer. As shown in the diagram above, bend your legs 90 degrees, and you should find a protruding bone on your knee cap’s outer side. The depression above the protruding bone is GB-33.

Research shows, GB 33 can help with oxygen saturation. Stimulating this particular acupoint can also trigger all the nearby acupoints and local tissues. This is a handy approach when looking to enhance the effects of acupressure or acupuncture.

Besides massaging the acupoints, what else can you do?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, grey hair in the forehead indicates an imbalance in the stomach and spleen. It is typically associated with a bloated stomach, cold feet and hands, bad breath, and excessive appetite. The best solution is to ensure that you have sufficient sleep at night.

If grey hair appears on the top or back of the head, it is an indication that there is insufficient qi in the kidney. Make sure you have a regular exercise routine, eat healthily, and avoid smoking and alcohol.

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Author: P. Sze

P. Sze P. Sze is the founder of TCM Tips and Dragon Acupuncture®. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a first-class honor in Civil Engineering. S he also holds a master’s degree in Engineering and is the brain behind the innovative TCM products of Dragon Acupuncture®. She is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Auricular Therapy: Application of Ear Seeds (ISBN 978-1520451398) and Facial Gua Sha - Fight the Signs of Aging Naturally and Inexpensively (ISBN 978-1980678922). She has dedicated her life to ensuring that the complex theories behind oriental medicine and the seemingly dangerous techniques that involve needles and fire do not scare you from trying oriental medicine. This is why she writes endlessly about acupressure and its countless health and wellness benefits.

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