Acupuncture Points Notebook

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Bl-6 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 6

One of the "59 piercings" for clearing Heat in Su Wen Ch. 61

1.5 cun posterior to Bl-5, 2.5 cun within the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Transverse insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

According to several classical and modern texts, this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.

TCM Actions:
Eliminates wind and clears heat
Clears the head and benefits the eyes and nose

TCM Indications:
  • Vertex headache, wind dizziness, superficial visual obstruction, blurred vision, short sightedness, copious clear nasal discharge, nasal congestion, inability to distinguish the fragrant from the foul, deviation of the mouth.
  • Vomiting, agitation of the Heart with vomiting, febrile disease with absence of sweating.

    Superficial Innervation: CN V1 ophthalamic branch of trigeminal
    Dermatome Segment: CN V1 ophthalamic branch of trigeminal

    The "59 piercings" are named in the Su Wen Ch. 61 and mentioned in Su Wen Ch. 32 for treating Heat diseases. This point along with Wuchu Bl-5, Tongtian Bl-7, Luoque Bl-8 and Yuzhen Bl-9 clear Heat from counterflow in the foot Taiyang Bladder channel.

    Ling Shu Ch. 24, On Counterflow Diseases, seems to employs this set of points in treating headache, dizziness and heaviness of the head. It advises draining from the five points on each of the five channels on the top of the head, including this point, followed by the hand Shaoyin and then foot Shaoyin.

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