BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN - Acupuncture Points

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BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -1

BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -1

Location
[BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN - Acupuncture Points] In the middle of the calf, between the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle, on a line connecting ➞ BL-40 and ➞ BL-60,approximately 8 cun distal to ➞ BL-40.
How to find
Slide along the dorsal aspect of the Achilles tendon in a superior
direction until you can feel the depression between the two bellies
of the gastrocnemius muscle. This will become more defined
when the patient’s muscles are flexed. Or: Spreading hands
technique (➞ 2.3.3): Place the little fingers on ➞ BL-40 (centre
of the popliteal crease) and ➞ BL-60 (depression between the
Achilles tendon and the highest prominence of the lateral malleolus).
The midpoint of this distance, where the thumbs meet,
marks the location of BL-57.
Located on the same level on the anterolateral aspect of the
lower leg are ➞ ST-38 (1 finger-width lateral to the tibia) and
ST-40 (2 fingerbreadths lateral to the tibia).

BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -3

BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -3

Needling
Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun
Actions/Indications
● Relaxes the muscles and tendons, opens the channel
● Eliminates haemorrhoids (pathway of the Bladder divergent channel)
Special features
Ma Dan Yang Heavenly Star point. Important local point with
distal effect on the lumbar and anal region.

BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -2

BL-57 Supporting Mountain CHENGSHAN -2

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