Points Database

: Guanyuanshu : Gate of Origin Shu

Bl-26 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 26

Classifications:
Homeostatic point 22 (Ma, Ma & Cho, 2005, Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management)
Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

Location:
1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fifth lumbar vertebra (L5).

Needling:
Perependicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Strengthens the lumbar region
Regulates the lower jiao

TCM Indications:
  • Lumbar pain, wind-taxation lumbar pain.
  • Abdominal distension, deficiency distension, abdominal (jia ju) masses in women, diarrhoea, constipation.
  • Enuresis, frequent urination, difficult urination, wasting and thirsting disorder.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Dorsal rami of S1 - S3
    Dermatome Segment: S3
    Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of L5

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Quadratus lumborum
    Myotome Innervation: Posterior branches of dorsal rami from T12 - L4
    Pain Referral Pattern: To buttocks
    Indications: Low back pain

    Notes:
    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)


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