(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU - Acupuncture Points

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(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -1

(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -1

Location
[(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU - Acupuncture Points] 1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra (T12).
How to find
In a seated position with the arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is approximately on the level of the inferior angle
of the scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down five spinous
processes to the spinous process of T12. BL-21 is located on the
level of the lower border of its spinous process and 1.5 cun lateral
to the midline at the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.
Or: Palpate for the articulation of the most inferior rib with T12
and locate BL-21 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of its spinous
process. Or: Use the lumbar spine for reference (➞ 3.4.3).
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline) and ➞ BL-50 (3 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling

(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -3

(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -3

0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine. In clinical practice, this
point is often needled transversely (subcutaneously) towards the
spine. This allows the patient to lie in a supine position during
needle retention (the needles can be secured with tape). Caution:
Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Stomach, descends counterflow Qi, harmonises
the Middle Burner, eliminates Dampness and food stagnation
● Opens the channel

(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -2

(BL-21) Stomach Shu WEISHU -2

Special features
Back-shu point of the Stomach, main point for regulating any
dysfunction of the Stomach.

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