Bladder Meridian Pathway & Point Locations

Bladder Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Foot Greater Yang (Tai Yang) of the Bladder 67 points

The urinary bladder channel of the Foot-Taiyang originates from the inner canthus of the eye. Passing through the forehead, it flows up to the vertex. It bifurcates above the posterior hairline into two lines. One line runs from the posterior aspect of the neck downward along the medial border of the scapula (3 cun lateral to the back mid-line). Passing through the gluteal region. Another line runs straight downward (1.5 cun lateral to the mid-line of the back) to the lumbar region. From there it descends along the posterior aspect of the thigh to the popliteal fossa. Descending to the posterior aspect of the gastrocnemius muscle and further to the posterior inferior aspect of the lateral malleolus. Ending at lateral posterior side of the tip of the little toe.

Acupuncture Bladder Meridian

BL1 Jingming
0.1 cun superior to the inner canthus. of the eye in a depression

BL2 Zanzhu
In the supraorbital notch at the medial end of the eyebrow.

BL3 Meichong
0.5 cun within the anterior hairline directly above BL2 and 0.5 cun lateral to GV24.

BL4 Quchai
1.5 cun lateral to GV24 and 0.5 cun within the anterior hairline.

BL5 Wuchu
0.5 cun above BL4 or 1 cun above the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to GV23.

BL6 Chengguang
1.5 cun posterior to BL5 and 2.5 cun above the anterior hairline, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

BL7 Tongtian
1.5 cun posterior to BL6 and 4 cun above the anterior hairline, 1.5 lateral to the midline.

BL8 Luoque
1.5 cun posterior to BL7, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

BL9 Yuzhen
1.3 cun lateral to GV 17, on the lateral side of the superior border of the external occipital protuberance.

BL10 Tianzhu
1.3 cun lateral to GV15 and 0.5 cun above the posterior hairline, in a depression on the lateral aspect of the trapezius muscle.

BL11 Dazhu
1.5 cun lateral to GV13 level with the spinous process of T1. (from the midline to the medial border of the scapula is considered 3 cun)

BL 11 is known as the "Influential Point of Bone". Two fingers breadth bilateral to C7-T1. Probably one of the most controversial points on the body due to the fact it does indeed have an effect on bone, but primarily due to its effect with pathogenic wind. When a patient complains of bone symptomatology due to attack of pathogenic wind as in "bi patterns" this point has a particularly high effect rate. However, it must be borne in mind, additional points such as BL 12, GB 21, TH 15 have very similar effects.
Read the full article The Eight (Hui) Influential Points.

BL12 Fengmen
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of T2.

Bladder Meridian

BL13 Feishu
1.5 cun lateral to GV12 level with the spinous process of T3.

BL14 Jueyinshu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of T4.

BL15 Xinshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV11 level with the spinous process of T5.

BL16 Dushu
1.5 cun lateral to GV10 level with the spinous process of T6.

BL17 Geshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV9 level with the spinous process of T7.

BL18 Gan Shu
1.5 cun lateral to GV 8 level with the spinous process of T9.

BL19 Danshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV 7 level with the spinous process of T10.

BL20 Pishu
1.5 cun lateral to GV 6 level with the spinous process of T11.

BL21 Weishu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of T12.

BL22 Sanjiaoshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV5 level with the spinous process of L1.

BL23 Shenshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV4 level with the spinous process of L2.

BL24 Qihaishu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of L3.

BL25 Dachangshu
1.5 cun lateral to GV3 level with the spinous process of L4.

BL26 Guanyuanshu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of L5.

BL27 Xiaochangshu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the first posterior sacral foramen.

BL28 Pangguangshu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the second posterior sacral foramen.

BL29 Zhonglushu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the third posterior sacral foramen.

BL30 Baihuanshu
1.5 cun lateral to midline level with the fourth posterior sacral foramen.

BL31 Shangliao
In the first posterior sacral foramen.

BL32 Ciliao
In the second posterior sacral foramen.

BL33 Zhongliao
In the third posterior sacral foramen.

BL34 Xialiao
In the fourth posterior sacral foramen.

BL35 Huiyang
0.5 cun lateral to either side of the tip of the coccyx.

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BL36 Fufen (AKA BL41)
3 cun lateral to the midline level with the spinous process of T2 on the spinal border of the scapula.

BL37 Pohu (AKA BL42)
3 cun lateral to GV12 level with the spinous process of T3 on the spinal border of the scapula.

BL38 Gaohuanshu (AKA BL43)
3 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of T4

BL39 Shentang (AKA BL44)
3 cun lateral to GV11 level with the spinous process of T5

BL40 Yixi (AKA BL45)
3 cun lateral to GV10 level with the spinous process of T6

BL41 Geguan (AKA BL46)
3 cun lateral to GV9 level with the spinous process of T7

BL42 Hunmen AKA BL47)
3 cun lateral to GV8 level with the spinous process of T9

BL43 Yanggang (AKA BL48)
3 cun lateral to GV7 level with the spinous process of T10

BL44 Yishe (AKA BL49)
3 cun lateral to GV6 level with the spinous process of T11

BL45 Weicang (AKA BL50)
3 cun lateral to midline level with the spinous process of T12

BL46 Huangmen (AKA BL51)
3 cun lateral to GV 5 level with the spinous process of L1

BL47 Zhishi (AKA BL52)
3 cun lateral to GV4 level with the spinous process of L2

BL48 Baohuang (AKA BL53)
3 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the second sacral foramen.

BL49 Zhibian (AKA BL54)
3 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the fourth sacral foramen.

BL50 Chengfu (AKA BL36)
On the posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease

BL51 Yinmen (AKA BL37)
On the posterior thigh, 6 cun inferior to BL50, on a line joining BL50 and BL54.

BL52 Fuxi (AKA BL38)
With the knee in slight flexion, in the popliteal fossa, 1 cun superior to BL53 and on the medial side of biceps femoris tendon

BL53 Weiyang (AKA BL39)
Lateral to BL54 at the popliteal crease and medially to the becips femoris tendon.

BL54 Weizhong (AKA BL40)
Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa between the biceps femoris and semitendinosus tendons

BL55 Heyang
2 cun directly below BL54 between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius muscle on line connecting BL54 and BL57.

BL56 Chengjin
On the posterior leg, 5 cun inferior to BL54, in the center of the gastrocnemius muscle, along the line connecting BL54 and BL57.

BL57 Chengshan
In a depression below the gastrocnemius muscle, 8 cun inferior to BL54.

BL58 Feiyang
7 cun above BL60 on the posterior border of the fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to BL57.

BL59 Fuyang
3 cun directly above BL60.

BL60 Kunlun
In a depression between the tip of the lateral malleolus and the achilles tendon. Contraindicated to needle during pregnancy.

Acupuncture Urinary Bladder Meridian

BL61 Pucan
Posterior and inferior to the lateral malleolus, directly below BL60, In a depression on the lateral calcaneus.

BL62 Shenmai
In a depression directly below the lateral malleolus.

BL63 Jinmen
Anterior and inferior to BL 62, In the depression posterior to the fifth metatarsal bone.

BL64 Jinggu
Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

BL65 Shugu
Posterior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

BL66 Zutonggu
In a depression anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint.

BL67 Zhiyin
0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the small toe. contraindicated to needle during pregnancy.

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