Points Database

: Yanggang : Yang's Key Link

Bl-48 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 48

Classifications:
Spirit point

Location:
3 cun lateral to the midline, level with the lower border of the spinous process of the tenth thoracic vertebra (T10) and level with Danshu Bl-19.

Needling:
Oblique insertion 0.3 - 0.5 cun

Warning:
Deep perpendicular or deep oblique needling in a medial direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.


TCM Actions:
Regulates the gall bladder and clears damp-heat
Harmonises the lower jiao

TCM Indications:
  • Heat in the body, yellow eyes and face, pain of the lateral costal region, dark and hesitant urination, indolence.
  • Abdominal pain, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhoea, dysenteric disorder with blood, irregular defecation, difficult ingestion, no pleasure in eating.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous thoracic nerves from T10
    Dermatome Segment: T10

    Notes:
    In five element acupuncture indicated for problems with making decisions.


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