BL54 Zhibian

16 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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BL53 Baohuang

14 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL53-baohuang
Bladder Energy

Naming Convention:
“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).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd sacral vertebra.

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BL52 Zhishi

14 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL52-zhishi
Will Residence

Naming Convention:
“Zhi” means the will. “Shi” is a place for housing something. The kidney houses the will. The point is at the level of Shenshu (BL23), the kidney point, and it is indicated in kidney diseases. Hence the name Zhishi (Will Residence).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Seminal emission and impotence (combine with Shenshu (BL23) and Sanyinjiao (SP6)).
Edema.
Lumbago.

Tonify the kidney Yang.
Strengthen the kidney.
Remove damp-heat from the lower jiao.

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BL51 Huangmen

13 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL51-huangmen
Energy Gate

Naming Convention:
“Huang” refers to the energy produced by the kidney. “Men” means gate. The point is at the level of Sanjiaoshu (BL22). The vital energy of the kidney and the defensive qi of the Sanjiao meet with each other at this point, hence the name Huangmen (Energy Gate).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Abdominal pain.
Constipation.
Mastitis.

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BL50 Weicang

12 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL50-weicang
Stomach Storehouse

Naming Convention:
“Cang” means a place to store or to keep things. “Wei” means stomach. The point is at the level of Weishu (BL21), the stomach point, and is mainly indicated in stomach disorders, poor appetite, retention of food, infantile food retention, pain in the back and waist motor impairment. It has the effect to strengthen the spleen and tonify the stomach. Hence the name Weicang (Stomach Storehouse).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra (Fig.II-124).

Clinical Applications:
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BL49 Yishe

11 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL49-yishe
Emotion’s Residence

Naming Convention:
“Yi” here means the emotions. “She” refers to the place of residence. The spleen stores the emotions and the point is at the level of Pishu (BL20), the spleen point. Hence the name Yishe (Emotion’s Residence).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Spleen problems.
Abdominal distention.
Borborygmus.
Poor appetite.
Disorders associated with emotions.

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BL48 Yanggang

12 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL48-yanggang
Key Link of Yang

Naming Convention:
“Yang” means lateral. “Gang” originally means the key link, or the commander. The point is from the Urinary Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang. It is lateral to Danshu (BL19), the gallbladder point, above Weishu (BL21), the stomach point; Sanjiaoshu (BL22), the Sanjiao point; Dachangshu (BL25), the large intestine point; Xiaochangshu (BL27), the small intestine point; and Pangguangshu (BL28), the urinary bladder point. These fu organs are also known as Yang organs. The point above them acts as the commander or the key link of the fu organs, hence the name Yanggang (Key Link of Yang).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Borborygmus.
Abdominal pain.
Jaundice.
Hepatitis.

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BL47 Hunmen

11 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL47-hunmen
Soul Gate

Naming Convention:
“Hun” is the soul and “Men” means a gate. The point is at the level of Ganshu (BL18), the liver point. The liver houses the soul and the point is mainly indicated in liver disorders, such as hypochondriac pain, mental diseases, pain in the back, vomiting, etc. Hence the name Hunmen (Soul Gate).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Soothe the liver.
Remove stagnation of liver qi.
Pacify the stomach.

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BL46 Geguan

11 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL46-geguan
Diaphragm Pass

Naming Convention:
“Ge” refers to the diaphragm. “Guan” means pass. The point is lateral to Geshu (BLI7), the diaphragm point, and is mainly indicated in hiccup, regurgitation, nausea, vomiting and disorders associated with the diaphragm. Hence the name Geguan (Diaphragm Pass).

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Hiccup.
Acid regurgitation.
Nausea.
Vomiting.
Belching.
Difficulty in swallowing.

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BL45 Yixi

11 0 30 Nov 2015

English Name:BL45-yixi
Yixi

Naming Convention:
“Yixi” means the sound of a sigh. When the point is stimulated, the patient may sigh, and the therapist may feel throbbing around the point. Hence the name Yixi.

Location:
Three cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra.

Clinical Applications:
Cough.
Asthma.
Febrile disease without sweating.
Pain of the shoulder or back.

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