BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN - Acupuncture Points

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BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -1

BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -1

Location
[BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower
border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra (L1).
How to find
For orientation in the lumbar region (➞3.4.3), first, the Tuffier’s
line: place both hands superior or lateral to the highest points of
the iliac crest, joining the thumbs in the middle above the spine.
In most cases, this line intersects with the spinous process of L4
(note: this varies depending on the patient’s position ➞ 3.4.).
From there, count upward to the lower border of the spinous
process of L1 and, on this level, locate BL-51 3 cun in a lateral
direction. Or: With the patient seated and their arms hanging
down in a relaxed way, the spinous process of T7 is generally on
the level of the inferior angle of the scapula (➞ 3.4.2). From
there, count down six spinous processes and locate BL-51 3 cun
lateral to the spinous process of L1.
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-5 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline), ➞ BL-22 (1.5 cun
lateral to the midline) and ➞ Ex-B-4 (➞ 3.5 cun lateral to the
midline).

BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -3

BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -3

Needling
Vertically or obliquely 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Kidneys.
Actions/Indications
● Moves the Qi and resolves stagnation
● Benefits the breasts
Special features
Distal point for disorders of the breasts

BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -2

BL-51 Vitals Gate HUANGMEN -2

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