“Bao” is another name for the urinary bladder. “Huang” means energy. The point is at the level of Pangguangshu (BL28), the urinary bladder point, and is mainly indicated in urinary bladder disorders. Needling the point can promote the function of urinary bladder, activate its qi circulation and remove obstruction so as to promote micturition. Hence the name Baohuang (Bladder Energy).
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd sacral vertebra.