BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN - Acupuncture Points

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BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN -1

BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN -1

Location
[BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra (T2).
How to find
After locating the spinous process of C7 (➞3.4.1), count down 2
spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process of T2.
Locate BL-41 3 cun lateral from the midline (with the shoulders
relaxed and the arms hanging loosely down, 3 cun corresponds
on this level to the distance from the midline to the medial border
of the scapula). Note: From BL-41 to ➞BL-54, all points on
the BL channel are located on its outer branch.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline), ➞BL-12 (1.5 cun lateral to the midline) and
S.I.-13 (more laterally, on the scapula).

BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN -2

BL-41 Attached Branch FUFEN -2

Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.5 cun. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Expels pathogenic factors such as Wind and Cold
● Opens the channel and the luo vessels, alleviates pain
Special features
Meeting point with the S.I. channel

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