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BLADDER MERIDIAN POINTS


BL1

Bladder Channel BL1 Acupuncture Point (睛明 (jīng míng)) / (청명 (cheong myeong))

Chinese: 睛明 (jīng míng)

Korean: 청명 (cheong myeong)

Translation: Bright Eyes

CAM Location: in depression slightly above inner canthus.



BL2

Bladder Channel BL2 Acupuncture Point (攢竹 (cuán zhú)) / (찬죽 (chan juk))

Chinese: 攢竹 (cuán zhú)

Korean: 찬죽 (chan juk)

Translation: Gathered Bamboo

CAM Location: on medial extremity of eyebrow or on supraorbital notch.



BL3

Bladder Channel BL3 Acupuncture Point (眉衝 (méi chōng)) / (미충 (mi chung))

Chinese: 眉衝 (méi chōng)

Korean: 미충 (mi chung)

Translation: Eyebrow Ascension

CAM Location: directly above UB-2, 0.5 cun within anterior hairline between Du-24 and UB-4.



BL4

Bladder Channel BL4 Acupuncture Point (曲差 (qǔ chā)) / (곡차 (gok cha))

Chinese: 曲差 (qǔ chā)

Korean: 곡차 (gok cha)

Translation: Deviating Turn

CAM Location: 0.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline at junction of medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3 of distance from Du-24 to St-8.



BL5

Bladder Channel BL5 Acupuncture Point (五處 (wǔ chǔ)) / (오처 (o cheo))

Chinese: 五處 (wǔ chǔ)

Korean: 오처 (o cheo)

Translation: Fifth Place

CAM Location: 1 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline.



BL6

Bladder Channel BL6 Acupuncture Point (承光 (chéng guāng)) / (승광 (seung gwang))

Chinese: 承光 (chéng guāng)

Korean: 승광 (seung gwang)

Translation: Receiving Light

CAM Location: 2.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline.



BL7

Bladder Channel BL7 Acupuncture Point (通天 (tōng tiān)) / (통천 (tong cheon))

Chinese: 通天 (tōng tiān)

Korean: 통천 (tong cheon)

Translation: Reaching Heaven

CAM Location: 4 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline.



BL8

Bladder Channel BL8 Acupuncture Point (絡卻 (luò què)) / (락각 (nak gak))

Chinese: 絡卻 (luò què)

Korean: 락각 (nak gak)

Translation: Declining Connection

CAM Location: 5.5 cun directly above midpoint of anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to midline.



BL9

Bladder Channel BL9 Acupuncture Point (玉枕 (yù zhěn)) / (옥침 (ok chim))

Chinese: 玉枕 (yù zhěn)

Korean: 옥침 (ok chim)

Translation: Jade Pillow

CAM Location: 2.5 cun directly above midpoint of posterior hairline and 1.3 cun lateral to midline in depression on level of upper border of external occipital protuberance.



BL10

Bladder Channel BL10 Acupuncture Point (天柱 (tiān zhù)) / (천주 (cheon ju))

Chinese: 天柱 (tiān zhù)

Korean: 천주 (cheon ju)

Translation: Celestial Pillar

CAM Location: 1.3 cun lateral to midpoint of posterior hairline and in depression on lateral aspect of trapezius.



BL11

Bladder Channel BL11 Acupuncture Point (大杼 (dà zhù)) / (대저 (dae jeo))

Chinese: 大杼 (dà zhù)

Korean: 대저 (dae jeo)

Translation: Great Shuttle

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-13 at level of lower border of spinous process of 1st thoracic vertebra.



BL12

Bladder Channel BL12 Acupuncture Point (風門 (fēng mén)) / (풍문 (pung mun))

Chinese: 風門 (fēng mén)

Korean: 풍문 (pung mun)

Translation: Wind Gate

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 2nd thoracic vertebra.



BL13

Bladder Channel BL13 Acupuncture Point (肺俞 (fèi shū)) / (폐유 (pye yu))

Chinese: 肺俞 (fèi shū)

Korean: 폐유 (pye yu)

Translation: Lung Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-12 at level of lower border of spinous process of 3rd thoracic vertebra.



BL14

Bladder Channel BL14 Acupuncture Point (厥陰俞 (jué yīn shū)) / (궐음유 (gweo reum yu))

Chinese: 厥陰俞 (jué yīn shū)

Korean: 궐음유 (gweo reum yu)

Translation: Absolute Yin Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 4th thoracic vertebra.



BL15

Bladder Channel BL15 Acupuncture Point (心俞 (xīn shū)) / (심유 (sim yu))

Chinese: 心俞 (xīn shū)

Korean: 심유 (sim yu)

Translation: Heart Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-11 at level of lower border of spinous process of 5th thoracic vertebra.



BL16

Bladder Channel BL16 Acupuncture Point (督俞 (dū shū)) / (독유 (dok yu))

Chinese: 督俞 (dū shū)

Korean: 독유 (dok yu)

Translation: Governing Vessel Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-10 at level of lower border of spinous process of 6th thoracic vertebra.



BL17

Bladder Channel BL17 Acupuncture Point (膈俞 (gé shū)) / (격유 (gyeok yu))

Chinese: 膈俞 (gé shū)

Korean: 격유 (gyeok yu)

Translation: Diaphragm Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-9 at level of lower border of spinous process of 7th thoracic vertebra.



BL18

Bladder Channel BL18 Acupuncture Point (肝俞 (gān shū)) / (간유 (gan yu))

Chinese: 肝俞 (gān shū)

Korean: 간유 (gan yu)

Translation: Liver Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-8 at level of lower border of spinous process of 9th thoracic vertebra.



BL19

Bladder Channel BL19 Acupuncture Point (膽俞 (dǎn shū)) / (담유 (dam yu))

Chinese: 膽俞 (dǎn shū)

Korean: 담유 (dam yu)

Translation: Gallbladder Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-7 at level of lower border of spinous process of 10th thoracic vertebra.



BL20

Bladder Channel BL20 Acupuncture Point (脾俞 (pí shū)) / (비유 (bi yu))

Chinese: 脾俞 (pí shū)

Korean: 비유 (bi yu)

Translation: Spleen Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-6 at level of lower border of spinous process of 11th thoracic vertebra.



BL21

Bladder Channel BL21 Acupuncture Point (胃俞 (wèi shū)) / (위유 (wi yu))

Chinese: 胃俞 (wèi shū)

Korean: 위유 (wi yu)

Translation: Stomach Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 12th thoracic vertebra.



BL22

Bladder Channel BL22 Acupuncture Point (三焦俞 (sān jiāo shū)) / (삼초유 (sam cho yu))

Chinese: 三焦俞 (sān jiāo shū)

Korean: 삼초유 (sam cho yu)

Translation: Sanjiao Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-5 at level of lower border of spinous process of 1st lumbar vertebra.



BL23

Bladder Channel BL23 Acupuncture Point (腎俞 (shèn shū)) / (신유 (sim yu))

Chinese: 腎俞 (shèn shū)

Korean: 신유 (sim yu)

Translation: Kidney Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-4 at level of lower border of spinous process of 2nd lumbar vertebra.



BL24

Bladder Channel BL24 Acupuncture Point (氣海俞 (qì hǎi shū)) / (기해유 (gi hae yu))

Chinese: 氣海俞 (qì hǎi shū)

Korean: 기해유 (gi hae yu)

Translation: Sea of Qi Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 3rd lumbar vertebra.



BL25

Bladder Channel BL25 Acupuncture Point (大腸俞 (dà cháng shū)) / (대장유 (dae jang yu))

Chinese: 大腸俞 (dà cháng shū)

Korean: 대장유 (dae jang yu)

Translation: Large Intestine Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-3 at level of lower border of spinous process of 4th lumbar vertebra.



BL26

Bladder Channel BL26 Acupuncture Point (關元俞 (guān yuán shū)) / (관원유 (gwan won yu))

Chinese: 關元俞 (guān yuán shū)

Korean: 관원유 (gwan won yu)

Translation: Original Qi Gate Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 5th lumbar vertebra.



BL27

Bladder Channel BL27 Acupuncture Point (小腸俞 (xiǎo cháng shū)) / (소장유 (so jang yu))

Chinese: 小腸俞 (xiǎo cháng shū)

Korean: 소장유 (so jang yu)

Translation: Small Intestine Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of 1st posterior sacral foramen.



BL28

Bladder Channel BL28 Acupuncture Point (膀胱俞 (páng guāng shū)) / (방광유 (bang wang yu))

Chinese: 膀胱俞 (páng guāng shū)

Korean: 방광유 (bang wang yu)

Translation: Bladder Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of 2nd posterior sacral foramen.



BL29

Bladder Channel BL29 Acupuncture Point (中膂俞 (zhōng lǚ shū)) / (중려내유 (jung nyeo nae yu))

Chinese: 中膂俞 (zhōng lǚ shū)

Korean: 중려내유 (jung nyeo nae yu)

Translation: Middle Spine Shu

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of 3rd posterior sacral foramen.



BL30

Bladder Channel BL30 Acupuncture Point (白環俞 (bái huán shū)) / (백환유 (baek hwan yu))

Chinese: 白環俞 (bái huán shū)

Korean: 백환유 (baek hwan yu)

Translation: White Ring Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of 4th posterior sacral foramen.



BL31

Bladder Channel BL31 Acupuncture Point (上髎 (shàng liáo)) / (상료 (sang nyo))

Chinese: 上髎 (shàng liáo)

Korean: 상료 (sang nyo)

Translation: Upper Bone Hole

CAM Location: on sacrum at midpoint between posterior superior iliac spine and posterior midline just at 1st posterior sacral foramen.



BL32

Bladder Channel BL32 Acupuncture Point (次髎 (cì liáo)) / (차료 (cha ryo))

Chinese: 次髎 (cì liáo)

Korean: 차료 (cha ryo)

Translation: Second Bone Hole

CAM Location: on sacrum medial and inferior to posterior superior iliac spine just at 2nd posterior sacral foramen.



BL33

Bladder Channel BL33 Acupuncture Point (中髎 (zhōng liáo)) / (중료 (jung nyo))

Chinese: 中髎 (zhōng liáo)

Korean: 중료 (jung nyo)

Translation: Middle Bone Hole

CAM Location: on sacrum medial and inferior to UB-32 just at 3rd posterior sacral foramen.



BL34

Bladder Channel BL34 Acupuncture Point (下髎 (xià liáo)) / (하료 (ha ryo))

Chinese: 下髎 (xià liáo)

Korean: 하료 (ha ryo)

Translation: Lower Bone Hole

CAM Location: on sacrum medial and inferior to UB-33 just at 4th posterior sacral foramen.



BL35

Bladder Channel BL35 Acupuncture Point (會陽 (huì yáng)) / (회양 (hoe yang))

Chinese: 會陽 (huì yáng)

Korean: 회양 (hoe yang)

Translation: Meeting of Yang

CAM Location: on sacrum 0.5 cun lateral to tip of coccyx.



BL36

Bladder Channel BL36 Acupuncture Point (承扶 (chéng fú)) / (승부 (seung bu))

Chinese: 承扶 (chéng fú)

Korean: 승부 (seung bu)

Translation: Support

CAM Location: on posterior side of thigh at midpoint of inferior gluteal crease.



BL37

Bladder Channel BL37 Acupuncture Point (殷門 (yīn mén)) / (은문 (eun mun))

Chinese: 殷門 (yīn mén)

Korean: 은문 (eun mun)

Translation: Gate of Abundance

CAM Location: 6 cun below UB-36 on line joining UB-36 and UB-40.



BL38

Bladder Channel BL38 Acupuncture Point (浮郄 (fú xī)) / (부극 (bu geuk))

Chinese: 浮郄 (fú xī)

Korean: 부극 (bu geuk)

Translation: Superficial Cleft

CAM Location: 1 cun above UB-39 on medial side of tendon of biceps femoris; point is located with knee slightly flexed.



BL39

Bladder Channel BL39 Acupuncture Point (委陽 (wěi yáng)) / (위양 (wi yang))

Chinese: 委陽 (wěi yáng)

Korean: 위양 (wi yang)

Translation: Outside of the Crease

CAM Location: lateral to UB-40 on medial border of tendon of biceps femoris.



BL40

Bladder Channel BL40 Acupuncture Point (委中 (wěi zhōng)) / (위중 (wi jung))

Chinese: 委中 (wěi zhōng)

Korean: 위중 (wi jung)

Translation: Middle of the Crease

CAM Location: midpoint of transverse crease of popliteal fossa between tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosus.



BL41

Bladder Channel BL41 Acupuncture Point (附分 (fù fēn)) / (분분 (bun bun))

Chinese: 附分 (fù fēn)

Korean: 분분 (bun bun)

Translation: Attached Branch

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 2nd thoracic vertebra on spinal border of scapula.



BL42

Bladder Channel BL42 Acupuncture Point (魄戶 (pò hù)) / (백호 (baek ho))

Chinese: 魄戶 (pò hù)

Korean: 백호 (baek ho)

Translation: Door of the Corporeal Soul

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 3rd thoracic vertebra on spinal border of scapula.



BL43

Bladder Channel BL43 Acupuncture Point (膏肓俞 (gāo huāng shū)) / (고황유 (go hwang yu))

Chinese: 膏肓俞 (gāo huāng shū)

Korean: 고황유 (go hwang yu)

Translation: Vital Region Shu Point

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 4th thoracic vertebra on spinal border of scapula.



BL44

Bladder Channel BL44 Acupuncture Point (神堂 (shén táng)) / (신당 (sin dang))

Chinese: 神堂 (shén táng)

Korean: 신당 (sin dang)

Translation: Spirit Hall

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-11 at level of lower border of spinous process of 5th thoracic vertebra on spinal border of scapula.



BL45

Bladder Channel BL45 Acupuncture Point (譩譆 (yì xǐ)) / (의회 (ui hoe))

Chinese: 譩譆 (yì xǐ)

Korean: 의회 (ui hoe)

Translation: That Hurts!

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-10 at level of lower border of spinous process of 6th thoracic vertebra on spinal border of scapula.



BL46

Bladder Channel BL46 Acupuncture Point (膈關 (gé guān)) / (격관 (gyeok gwan))

Chinese: 膈關 (gé guān)

Korean: 격관 (gyeok gwan)

Translation: Diaphragm Gate

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-9 at level of lower border of spinous process of 7th thoracic vertebra approximately at level of inferior angle of scapula.



BL47

Bladder Channel BL47 Acupuncture Point (魂門 (hún mén)) / (혼문 (hon mun))

Chinese: 魂門 (hún mén)

Korean: 혼문 (hon mun)

Translation: Ethereal Soul Gate

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-8 at level of lower border of spinous process of 9th thoracic vertebra.



BL48

Bladder Channel BL48 Acupuncture Point (陽綱 (yáng gāng)) / (양강 (yang gang))

Chinese: 陽綱 (yáng gāng)

Korean: 양강 (yang gang)

Translation: Yang Headrope

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-7 at level of lower border of spinous process of 10th thoracic vertebra.



BL49

Bladder Channel BL49 Acupuncture Point (意舍 (yì shě)) / (의사 (ui sa))

Chinese: 意舍 (yì shě)

Korean: 의사 (ui sa)

Translation: Abode of Thought

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-6 at level of lower border of spinous process of 11th thoracic vertebra.



BL50

Bladder Channel BL50 Acupuncture Point (胃倉 (wèi cāng)) / (위창 (wi chang))

Chinese: 胃倉 (wèi cāng)

Korean: 위창 (wi chang)

Translation: Stomach Granary

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du Mai at level of lower border of spinous process of 12th thoracic vertebra.



BL51

Bladder Channel BL51 Acupuncture Point (肓門 (huāng mén)) / (황문 (hwang mun))

Chinese: 肓門 (huāng mén)

Korean: 황문 (hwang mun)

Translation: Vitals Gate

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-5 at level of lower border of spinous process of 1st lumbar vertebra.



BL52

Bladder Channel BL52 Acupuncture Point (志室 (zhì shì)) / (지실 (ji sil))

Chinese: 志室 (zhì shì)

Korean: 지실 (ji sil)

Translation: Willpower Room

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to Du-4 at level of lower border of spinous process of 2nd lumbar vertebra.



BL53

Bladder Channel BL53 Acupuncture Point (胞肓 (bāo huāng)) / (포황 (po hwang))

Chinese: 胞肓 (bāo huāng)

Korean: 포황 (po hwang)

Translation: Bladder Vitals

CAM Location: 3 cun lateral to median sacral crest at level of 2nd posterior sacral foramen.



BL54

Bladder Channel BL54 Acupuncture Point (秩邊 (zhì biān)) / (질변 (jil byeon))

Chinese: 秩邊 (zhì biān)

Korean: 질변 (jil byeon)

Translation: Lowermost in Order

CAM Location: on level of 4th posterior sacral foramen 3 cun lateral to median sacral crest.



BL55

Bladder Channel BL55 Acupuncture Point (合陽 (hé yáng)) / (합양 (hap yang))

Chinese: 合陽 (hé yáng)

Korean: 합양 (hap yang)

Translation: Yang Union

CAM Location: 2 cun directly below UB-40 between medial and lateral heads of gastrocnemius on line joining UB-40 and UB-57.



BL56

Bladder Channel BL56 Acupuncture Point (承筋 (chéng jīn)) / (승근 (seung geun))

Chinese: 承筋 (chéng jīn)

Korean: 승근 (seung geun)

Translation: Sinew Support

CAM Location: on line connecting UB-40 and UB-57 in center of belly of gastrocnemius 5 cun below UB-40.



BL57

Bladder Channel BL57 Acupuncture Point (承山 (chéng shān)) / (승산 (seung san))

Chinese: 承山 (chéng shān)

Korean: 승산 (seung san)

Translation: Mountain Support

CAM Location: on posterior midline of leg between UB-40 and UB-60 in pointed depression formed below gastrocnemius belly when leg is stretched or heel is lifted.



BL58

Bladder Channel BL58 Acupuncture Point (飛陽 (fēi yáng)) / (비양 (bi yang))

Chinese: 飛陽 (fēi yáng)

Korean: 비양 (bi yang)

Translation: Taking Flight

CAM Location: 7 cun directly above UB-60 on posterior border of fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB-57.



BL59

Bladder Channel BL59 Acupuncture Point (跗陽 (fū yáng)) / (부양 (bu yang))

Chinese: 跗陽 (fū yáng)

Korean: 부양 (bu yang)

Translation: Tarsus Yang

CAM Location: 3 cun directly above UB-60.



BL60

Bladder Channel BL60 Acupuncture Point (昆侖 (kūn lún)) / (곤륜 (gol lyun))

Chinese: 昆侖 (kūn lún)

Korean: 곤륜 (gol lyun)

Translation: Kunlun (Mountains)

CAM Location: in depression between tip of external malleolus and Achilles tendon.



BL61

Bladder Channel BL61 Acupuncture Point (僕參 (pú cān)) / (복참 (bok cham))

Chinese: 僕參 (pú cān)

Korean: 복참 (bok cham)

Translation: Subservient Visitor

CAM Location: posterior and inferior to external malleolus directly below UB-60 lateral to calcaneum at junction of red and white skin.



BL62

Bladder Channel BL62 Acupuncture Point (申脈 (shēn mài)) / (신맥 (sin maek))

Chinese: 申脈 (shēn mài)

Korean: 신맥 (sin maek)

Translation: Extending Vessel

CAM Location: in depression directly below external malleolus.



BL63

Bladder Channel BL63 Acupuncture Point (金門 (jīn mén)) / (금문 (geum mun))

Chinese: 金門 (jīn mén)

Korean: 금문 (geum mun)

Translation: Golden Gate

CAM Location: on lateral side of foot directly below anterior border of external malleolus on lower border of cuboid bone.



BL64

Bladder Channel BL64 Acupuncture Point (京骨 (jīng gǔ)) / (경골 (gyeong gol))

Chinese: 京骨 (jīng gǔ)

Korean: 경골 (gyeong gol)

Translation: Capital Bone

CAM Location: below tuberosity of 5th metatarsal bone at junction of red and white skin.



BL65

Bladder Channel BL65 Acupuncture Point (束骨 (shù gǔ)) / (속골 (sok gol))

Chinese: 束骨 (shù gǔ)

Korean: 속골 (sok gol)

Translation: Restraining Bone

CAM Location: posterior to 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at junction of red and white skin.



BL66

Bladder Channel BL66 Acupuncture Point (足通谷 (zú tōng gǔ)) / (족통곡 (jok tong gok))

Chinese: 足通谷 (zú tōng gǔ)

Korean: 족통곡 (jok tong gok)

Translation: Foot Valley Passage

CAM Location: anterior to 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at junction of red and white skin.



BL67

Bladder Channel BL67 Acupuncture Point (至陰 (zhì yīn)) / (지음 (ji eum))

Chinese: 至陰 (zhì yīn)

Korean: 지음 (ji eum)

Translation: Reaching Yin

CAM Location: on lateral side of small toe about 0.1 cun from corner of nail.