The GB 5 Point
The gall bladder 5 point is located on the side of the head directly over an area where three skull bones fuse. This junction is called the pterion and it is one of the weakest areas of the skull. A strong blow to this area can cause intracranial bleeding because one of the major cerebral arteries lies just under this point. Although this is one of the weakest areas of the skull, a fracture is not necessary to produce an intracranial bleed. Although most case reports involving blunt trauma to this area are associated with intracranial bleeding and skull fractures, there are a number of cases where intracranial bleeding occurred without a skull fracture. Click here to see GB 5 video clip.