BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI - Acupuncture Points

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BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -1

BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -1

Location
[BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI - Acupuncture Points]  3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra (T6).
How to find
After locating the spinous process of C7 (➞ 3.4.1), count down
6 spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process
of T6. Located on this level and 3 cun lateral to the midline is
BL-45. Or:With the patient seated and their shoulders in a relaxed
position, the spinous process of T7 is generally on the level of
the inferior angle of the scapula (➞ 3.4.2). Locate BL-45 on the
level of the spinous process of T6, 3 cun lateral to the midline.
Located on the same level are ➞Du-10 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-16
(1.5 cun lateral to the midline).

BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -3

BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -3

Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.8 cun. Caution: Pneumothorax.
Actions/Indications
● Expels pathogenic factors, especially Wind and Heat
● Descends the Lung Qi and unbinds the chest
● Strengthens the Qi and Blood and alleviates pain

BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -2

BL-45 Cry of Pain YIXI -2

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