BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG - Acupuncture Points

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BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG -1

BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG -1

Location
[BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG - Acupuncture Points] 3 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 sitting position with the arms hanging down, the spinous
process of T7 is generally on the level of the inferior angle of the
scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From there, count down 5 spinous processes
to the lower border of the spinous process of the T12 and locate
BL-50 3 cun lateral to this point. Or: Locate the articulation of
the most inferior rib with T12 and palpate 3 cun in a lateral direction
for BL-50. Or: Orientation from the lumbar spine (➞3.4.3).
Located on the same level are a point of ➞Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral
to the midline) and ➞BL-21 (1.5 cun lateral to the midline).

BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG -2

BL-50 Stomach Granary WEICANG -2

Needling
Obliquely 0.3–0.8 cun. Caution: Pneumothorax, especially with
asthenic patients or patients with emphysema.
Actions/Indications
● Harmonises the Middle Burner
● Opens the channel

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