Points Database

: Weicang : Stomach Granary

Bl-50 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 50

Classifications:
Spirit point

Location:
3 cun lateral to the midline, level with the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra (T12) and level with Weishu Bl-21.

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:
Harmonises the middle jiao

TCM Indications:
  • Abdominal fullness, deficiency distension, difficult ingestion, childhood nutritional impairment, sudden turmoil disorder, oedema.
  • Aversion to cold, much cold, back pain.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous thoracic nerves from T12
    Dermatome Segment: T12

    Notes:
    In five element acupuncture indicated for earth cf, obsessive thoughts, overthinking, eating disorders, digestive disorders.


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