BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI - Acupuncture Points

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BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI -1

BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI -1

Location
[BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI - Acupuncture Points] 3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra (L2).
How to find
For orientation in the lumbar region (➞ 3.4.3), first, locate 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 L2 and, on this level, locate BL-52 3 cun in a
lateral direction.
Located on the same level are ➞ Du-4 (on the midline), a point
of ➞ Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and ➞ BL-23
(1.5 cun lateral to the midline).

BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI -2

BL-52 Residence of the Will ZHISHI -2

Needling
Vertically or obliquely 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Kidneys.
Actions/Indications
● Tonifies the Kidneys and Essence (jing), regulates urination
● Benefits the lumbar region

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