BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG - Acupuncture Points

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BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG -1

BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG -1

Location
[BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra (T5).
How to find
After locating the spinous process of C7 (➞ 3.4.1), count down
5 spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process
of T5. Located on this level and 3 cun lateral to the midline is
BL-44. Or:With the patient seated and their shoulders in a relaxed
position, the spinous process of T3 is generally on the level of
the medial end of the scapular spine, an easily palpable structure
(➞ 3.4.2). Locate BL-44 by counting down to the level of the
lower border of the spinous process of T5 and measure 3 cun
lateral to the midline.
Located on the same level are ➞Du-11 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-15
(1.5 cun lateral to the midline).

BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG -2

BL-44 Spirit Hall SHENTANG -2

Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.8 cun. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Regulates the Upper Burner, unbinds the chest
● Opens the channel and alleviates pain

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