BL63 Jinmen

5 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL63-jinmen
Golden Gate

Naming Convention:
“Jin” is gold, meaning great value. “Men” means door or gate. It is one of the most important points of the meridian, as valuable as gold and jade, hence the name Jinmen (Golden Gate).

Location:
It is anteroinferior to the anterior border of the external malleolus, in the depression below the cuboid bone, midway between Shenmai (BL62) and Jinggu (BL64).

Clinical Applications:
Epilepsy.
Infantile convulsion.
Backache.
Pain in the external malleolus.

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BL62 Shenmai

6 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL62-shenmai
Relaxing Meridian

Naming Convention:
“Shen” means to stretch or to relax. “Mai” refers to the blood vessels and the meridians. This point has the effect to relax the tendons, soothe the lumbar area and promote blood circulation. After stimulation, the meridians are regulated and the muscles relaxed. Hence the name Shenmai (Relaxing Meridian).

Location:
In the depression directly below the lower border of the external malleolus.

Clinical Applications:
Soreness and pain of the lower extremities.
Occipital headache, dizziness and vertigo (combine with Yamen (GV15) and Dazhui (GV14)).
Dizziness with blurring of vision.
Epilepsy (combine with Fengfu (GV16), Baihui (GV20) and Taodao (GV13)).
Malposition of fetus.

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BL61 Pucan

4 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL61-pucan
Servant’s Worship

Naming Convention:
“Pu” means servant. “Shen” means to worship or salute. In the ancient times, when a servant met his master, he was obliged to salute by dropping on his knees. In this position, the point lies directly below the great trochanter and is pressed by it, hence the name Pushen (Servant’s Worship).

Location:
Posteroinferior to the external malleolus; two cun directly below Kunlun (BL60) at the junction of the red and white skin.

Clinical Applications:
Pain around the heel.
Contraction of the calf muscles
Beriberi.

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BL60 Kunlun

5 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL60-kunlun
Big and High

Naming Convention:
“Kunlun”, which originally means the name of a famous mountain in the western part of China, here refers to something big and high. The location of the point is posteroinferior to the external malleolus, a prominent feature of the local anatomy of the lateral leg. Also, it is indicated in head problems, the head being the highest part of the body, hence the name Kunlun (Big and High).

Location:
In the depression between the external malleolus and the tendo calcaneus.

Clinical Applications:
Headache and stiffness of the neck (combine with Fengchi (GB20) and Tianzhu (BL10)).
Lumbosacral pain (combine with Shenshu (BL23)).
Blurring of vision.
Epilepsy.
Shoulder, hip and lower back pain.
Swelling and pain of the heel (combine with Daling (PC7)).
Difficult labour.
Retention of the placenta.
Epistaxis.

Activate blood circulation.
Alleviate swelling and pain.
Relax the tendons.
Strengthen the lower back and knees.

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BL59 Fuyang

4 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL59-fuyang
Flying-up

Naming Convention:
“Fu” means the dorsum of the foot. The point is from the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang and is located on the dorsum, the Yang aspect of the foot. Hence the name Fuyang (Yang of Foot).

Location:
Three cun directly above Kunlun (BL60).

Clinical Applications:
Heaviness of the head.
Headache.
Lumbosacral pain.
Pain and swelling of the external malleolus.
Paralysis.

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BL58 Feiyang

4 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL58-feiyang
Flying-up

Naming Convention:
“Fei”, meaning flying, refers to going fast here. “Yang” here means to fly upward. This point is the Luo-connecting point of the meridian. The qi of the Urinary Bladder Meridian can pass quickly from this point to the Kidney Meridian of Foot-Shaoyin. For weakness of the lower extremities, this point can be stimulated; after which the patient can walk with a spring in his step. Hence the name Feiyang (Flying-up).

Location:
One cun inferior and lateral to Chengshan (BL57), on the lateral border to the musculus gastrocnemius.

Clinical Applications:
Headache.
Blurring of vision.
Weakness and pain of the leg as well as lower back pain.

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BL57 Chengshan

3 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL57-chengshan
Supporting Hill

Naming Convention:
“Cheng” means to hold or to support. “Shan” means hill. The point is situated at the highest place at the muscles on the posterior aspect of the leg, likened here to a small hill. This small hill is an important factor in the maintenance of an upright stance, hence the name Chengshan (Supporting Hill).

Location:
In the upper end of the depression formed by the lambdoidal suture on the belly of the calf, the depression becomes clearer if the heel is raised with the toes still touching the ground. Alternatively, with the patient lying in a prone position, the point is located midway along the line connecting Weizhong (BL40) and the midpoint of the transverse line connecting the tips of the external and medial malleoli.

Clinical Applications:
Spasm of the gastrocnemius (combine with Tiaokou (ST38)).
Pain in the lower back and the lower limbs (combine with Shenshu (BL23), Weizhong (BL40) and Yanglingquan (GB34)).
Pain in the heel (combine with Kunlun (BL60)).
Hemorrhoids.
Paralysis of the lower extremities.
Anal fissure.
Prolapse of the rectum.

Activate the meridians and collaterals.
Relax the tendons.
Regulate the functional activities of the zangfu organs.

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BL56 Chengjin

2 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL56-chengjin
Supporting Tendon

Naming Convention:
“Cheng” here means to support or to hold. “Jin” means tendons. Stimulating the point can strengthen (support) the function of the leg so as to support the body, hence the name Chengjin (Supporting Tendon).

Location:
Midway between Heyang (BL55) and Chengshan (BL57).

Clinical Applications:
Spasm of the tendons of the leg.
Hemorrhoids.
Stiffness and motor impairment of the lower back.

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BL55 Heyang

3 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL55-heyang
Confluent Yang

Naming Convetion:
“He” means confluent. Weizhong is the He-sea point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian. The point is below Weizhong (BL40), being the place where the qi of the meridian reconverges. Hence the name Heyang (Confluent Yang).

Location:
Two cun directly below Weizhong (BL40), between the medial and lateral heads of the musculus gastrocnemius.

Clinical Applications:
Back pain.
Profuse uterine bleeding.
Aching and soreness of the lower extremities.

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BL54 Zhibian

3 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL54-zhibian
Order Edge

Naming Convention:
“Zhi” is order, or being arranged in order. “Bian” means the border of edge. The back points of the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang are located in a very precise order, according to the positions of their corresponding internal zangfu organs. This point is at the lowest place on the back, hence its name Zhibian (Order Edge).

Locations:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th sacral vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Pain in the lumbosacral region.
Lumbosacral pain (combine with Dachangshu (BL25) and Weizhong (BL40)).
Muscular atrophy and motor impairment of the lower extremities (combine with Yanglingquan (GB34) and Xuanzhong (GB39)).
Pain of the lower extremities.
Dysuria, urgency and frequency of micturition (combine with Yinlingquan (SP9) and Pangguangshu (BL28)).
Scrotum swelling.
Hemorrhoids and prolapse of the rectum (combine with Baihui (DU20) and Changqiang (DU1)).
Constipation.

Activate the meridians and collaterals.
Relax the tendons.
Remove damp-heat from the lower jiao.

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