BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG - Acupuncture Points

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BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG -1

BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG -1

Location
[BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4).
How to find
After locating the spinous process of C7 (➞ 3.4.1), count down
4 spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process of
T4. Located on this level and 3 cun lateral to the midline is
BL-43. Or: Locate BL-43 by using the spinous process of T3
(generally, on the level of the easily palpable medial end of the
scapular spine, 3.4.2) as a reference point.
Located on the same level are a point of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline) and ➞BL-14 (1.5 cun lateral to the midline).
Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.5 cun. Moxibustion is often used on this point.
Caution: Pneumothorax.

BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG -2

BL-43 Vital Region Shu GAOHUANG -2

Actions/Indications
● Tonifies and nourishes the five zang-Organs: Lung, Heart,
Kidneys, Stomach and Spleen
● Nourishes Yin, clears Heat
● Calms the shen
● Strengthens the Original Qi (yuan qi)
● Eliminates Phlegm
Special features
Important point for deficiency syndromes (classic indication)

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