Urinary Bladder Acupuncture Points

Urinary Bladder Acupuncture Points

Note: Because the urinary bladder meridian has multiple branches in its energy pathway near the spine, other acupuncture informational sources (websites and books) may number the points on the branches differently than they are numbered here.

PointChineseEnglishFunctionIndications
BL 1jing mingBright EyesExpels wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, stops pain, stops itching, stops lacrimation.Redness, swelling and pain of the eye, itching of the canthus, lacrimation, night blindness, color blindess, blurring of vision.
BL 2zan zhuBamboo GatheringExpels wind, brightens the eyes, soothes the Liver, removes obstructions from the channel, stops pain.Headache, blurring or failing of vision, pain in the supraorbital region, lacrimation, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, twitching of eyelids, glaucoma.
BL 3mei chongEyebrow AscensionDispels wind and clears heat, brightens the eyes.Headache, giddiness, epilepsy, nasal obstruction.
BL 4qu chaiDeviating TurnDischarges heat and opens the portals, clears the head and brightens the eyes.Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, blurring and failing of vision.
BL 5wu chuFifth PlaceSubdues interior wind, restores consciousness.Headache, blurring of vision, epilepsy, convulsion.
BL 6cheng guanLight GuardClears heat and eliminates vexation, brightens the eyes and opens the portals.Headache, blurring of vision, nasal obstruction.
BL 7tong tianCelestial ConnectionSubdues wind, clears the nose, brightens the eyes, stops convulsions, opens the orifices.Headache, giddiness, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, rhinorrhea.
BL 8luo queDeclining ConnectionDissipates wind and clears heat, clears the head and brightens the eyes.Dizziness, blurring of vision, tinnitus, mania.
BL 9yu zhenJade PillowDispels wind and quickens connecting vessels, frees the portals and brightens eyes.Headache and neck pain, dizziness, ophthalmalgia, nasal obstruction.
BL 10tian zhuCelestial PillarExpels wind, clears the brain, opens the orifices, soothes the sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, brightens the eyes, invigorates the lower back.Headache, nasal obstruction, sore throat, neck rigidity, pain in shoulder and back.
BL 11da zhuGreat ShuttleNourishes blood, expels wind, strengthens bones, soothes sinews, releases exterior.Headache, pain in the neck and back, pain and soreness in the scapular region, cough, fever, neck rigidity.
BL 12feng menWind GateExpels and prevents exterior wind, releases the exterior, stimulates the Lung dispersing function, regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi.Common cold, cough, fever and headache, neck rigidity, backache.
BL 13fei shuLung TransporterStimulates the Lung dispersing and descending function, regulates Lung Qi, regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi, tonifies Lung Qi, stops cough, clears heat.Cough, asthma, chest pain, spitting of blood, afternoon fever, night sweating.
BL 14jue yin shuAbsolute Yin TransporterRegulates the Heart.Cough, cardiac pain, palpitations, stuffy chest, vomiting.
BL 15sin shuHeart TransporterCalms the mind, clears heat, stimulates brain, invigorates blood, nourishes Heart.Cardiac pain, panic, loss of memory, palpitation, cough, spitting of blood, nocturnal emission, night sweating, mania, epilepsy.
BL 16du shuGoverning TransporterRegulates the Heart, invigorates blood.Cardiac pain, abdominal pain.
BL 17ge shuDiaphragm TransporterNourishes blood, invigorates blood, opens the chest, removes obstructions from diaphragm, tonifies Qi and blood, clears heat, calms the mind, pacifies Stomach Qi.Vomiting, hiccups, belching, difficulty in swallowing, asthma, cough, spitting of blood, afternoon fever, night sweating, measles.
BL 18gan shuLiver TransporterBenefits Liver and Gallbladder, resolves damp-heat, moves stagnant Qi, benefits the eyes, eliminates wind.Jaundice, pain in the hypochondriac region, redness of the eye, blurring of vision, night blindness, mental disorders, epilepsy, backache, spitting of blood, epistaxis.
BL 19dan shuGallbladder TransporterResolves damp-heat in Liver and Gallbladder, pacifies Stomach, relaxes diaphragm.Jaundice, bitter taste of the mouth, pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, pulmonary tuberculosis, afternoon fever.
BL 20pi shuSpleen TransporterTonifies Spleen and Stomach, resolves damp, nourishes blood.Epigastric pain, abdominal distension, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, bloody stools, profuse menstruation, edema, anorexia, backache.
BL 21wei shuStomach TransporterRegulates and tonifies Stomach Qi, resolves damp, pacifies the Stomach, relieves retention of food.Pain in the chest and hypochondriac and epigastric regions, anorexia, abdominal distension, borborygmus, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
BL 22san jiao shuTriple Energizer TransporterResolves dampness, opens the water passages, regulates the transformation of fluids in the Lower Energizer.Borborygmus, abdominal distension, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, edema, pain and stiffness of the lower back.
BL 23shen shuKidney TransporterTonifies the Kidneys and nourishes the Kidney essence, strengthens the lower back, nourishes blood, benefits bones and marrow, resolves damp, strengthens Kidney function of reception of Qi, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears.Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, low back pain, weakness of the knee, blurring of vision, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, edema, asthma, diarrhea.
BL 24qi hai shuSea-of-Qi TransporterStrengthens lower back, removes obstructions from channel, regulates Qi and blood.Lower back pain, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, asthma.
BL 25da chang shuLarge Intesitne TransporterPromotes the function of the Large Intestine, strengthens the lower back, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves fullness and swelling.Lower back pain, borborygmus, abdominal distension, diarrhea, constipation, pain, muscular atrophy, numbness and motor impairment of lower extremities, sciatica.
BL 26guan yuan shuOrigin Pass TransporterStrengthens the lower back, removes obstructions from the channel.Lower back pain, abdominal distension, diarrhea, enuresis, sciatica, frequent urination.
BL 27xiao chang shuSmall Intestine TransporterPromotes the function of the Small Intestine, resolves dampness, clears heat, benefits urination.Lower abdominal pain and distension, dysentery, nocturnal emission, hematuria, enuresis, morbid leukorrhea, lower back pain, sciatica.
BL 28pang guang shuBladder TransporterRegulates the Bladder, resolves dampness, clears heat, stops pain, eliminates stagnation, opens the water passages in the Lower Energizer, strengthens the loins.Retention of urine, enuresis, frequent urination, diarrhea, constipation, stiffness and pain of the lower back.
BL 29zhong lu shuCentral Backbone TransporterStrengthens the lumbar spine, warms yang and dissipates cold.Dysentery, hernia, stiffness and pain of the lower back.
BL 30bai huan shuWhite Ring TransporterWarms yang, regulates the menses, courses the channel, rectifies the Lower Energizer.Enuresis, pain due to hernia, morbid leukorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysuria, cold sensation, pain of lower back, constipation, tenesmus, prolapse of the rectum.
BL 31shang liaoUpper Bone-HoleRegulates Lower Energizer, tonifies the lumbar region and knees, nourishes Kidneys.Lower back pain, dysuria, constipation, irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea, prolapse of the uterus.
BL 32ci liaoSecond Bone-HoleRegulates Lower Energizer, tonifies lumbar region and knees, nourishes the Kidneys.Lower back pain, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea, nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, dysuria, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities.
BL 33zhong liaoCentral Bone-HoleRegulates the Lower Energizer, tonifies the lumbar region and knees, nourishes the Kidneys.Lower back pain, constipation, diarrhea, dysuria, irregular menstruation, morbid leukorrhea.
BL 34xia liaoLower Bone-HoleRegulates the Lower Energizer, tonifies the lumbar region and knees, nourishes Kidneys.Lower back pain, lower abdominal pain, dysuria, constipation, morbid leukorrhea.
BL 35hui yangMeeting of YangClears and discharges Lower Energizer damp-heat.Dysentery, bloody stools, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, impotence, morbid leukorrhea.
BL 36fu fenAttached BranchCourses wind and dissipates cold, soothes the sinews and quickens the conecting vessels.Stiffness and pain of the shoulder, back and neck, numbness of the elbow and arm.
BL 37po huPo DoorStimulates the descending of Lung Qi, regulates Qi, clears heat, stops cough and asthma, subdues rebellious Qi.Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
BL 38gao huang shuVitals (Area below the Heart)Tonifies Qi, strengthens deficiency, nourishes essence, nourishes Lung yin, invigorates the mind, stops cough and calms asthma.Pulmonary tuberculosis, cough, asthma, spitting of blood, night sweating, poor memory, nocturnal emission.
BL 39shen tangSpirit HallLoosens the chest and rectifies Qi, suppresses cough and stabilizes dyspnea, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.Asthma, cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back.
BL 40yi xiYi XiResolves the exterior and clears heat, diffuses the Lung and rectifies Qi, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vesels.Cough, asthma, pain of the shoulder and back.
BL 41ge guanDiaphragm PassDysphagia, hiccup, vomiting, belching, pain and stiffness of the back.
BL 42hun menHun GateRegulates Liver Qi, roots the etheral soul.Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, back pain, vomiting, diarrhea.
BL 43yang gangYang HeadropeClears the Gallbladder and Stomach, transforms damp-heat.Borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, pain in the hypochondriac region, jaundice.
BL 44yi sheReflection AbodeTonifies the Spleen, stimulates memory and concentration.Abdominal distension, borborygmus, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing.
BL 45wei cangStomach GranaryHarmonizes the Stomach and transforms damp, rectifies Qi and disinhibits the center.Abdominal distension, pain in the epigastric region and back, infantile indigestion.
BL 46huang menVitals GateRegulates the Triple Energizer, ensures the smooth spread of the Triple Energizer Qi to the Heart region.Abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal mass.
BL 47zhi shiWill ChamberTonifies the Kidneys, strengthens the back, reinforces the will power.Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, frequency of urination, dysuria, irregular menstruation, pain in the back and knee, edema.
BL 48bao huangBladder VitalsOpens the water passages in the Lower Energizer, stimulates the transformation and excretion of fluids.Borborygmus, abdominal distension, pain in the lower back, anuria.
BL 49zhi bianSequential LimitRelaxes the sinews, invigorates blood, clears heat, removes obstructions from the channel.Pain in the lumbosacral region, muscular atrophy, motor impairment of the lower extremities, dysuria, swelling around external genitalia, hemorrhoids, constipation, beriberi.
BL 50cheng fuSupportSoothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.Pain in the lower back and gluteal region, constipation, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities.
BL 51yin menGate of AbundanceStrengthens the lumbar spine, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, relieves pain.Pain in the lower back and thigh, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities, hemiplegia.
BL 52fu xiSuperficial CleftSoothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, quickens the blood and relieves pain, clears and disinhibits the Lower Energizer.Numbness of the gluteal and femoral regions, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa.
BL 53wei yangBent YangOpens the water passages in the Lower Energizer, stimulates the transformation and excretion of fluids in the Lower Energizer, beneftis the Bladder.Stiffness and pain of the lower back, distension and fullness of the lower abdomen, edema, dysuria, cramp of the leg and foot.
BL 54wei zhongBend MiddleClears heat, resolves damp, relaxes the sinews, removes obstructions from the channel, cools blood, eliminates stasis of blood, clears summer heat.Lower back pain, motor impairment of the hip joint, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities, hemiplegia, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, erysipelas.
BL 55he yangYang UnionStrengthens the lumbus and boosts the Kidney, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, regulates the Penetrating and Conception vessels.Lower back pain, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.
BL 56cheng jinSinew SupportSoothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.Spasm of the gastrocnemius muscle, hemorrhoids, acute lower back pain.
BL 57cheng shanMountain SupportRelaxes the sinews, invigorates blood, clears heat, removes obstructions from the channel.Lower back pain, spasm of the gastrocnemius, hemorrhoids, constipation, beriberi.
BL 58fei yangTaking FlightRemoves obstructions from the channel, strengthens the Kidneys.Headache, blurring of vision, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, back pain, hemorrhoids, weakness of the leg.
BL 59fu yangInstep YangRemoves obstructions from the channel, invigorates the Yang Qiao Mai Vessel, strengthens the back.Heavy sensation of the head, headache, lower back pain, redness and swelling of the external malleolus, paralysis of the lower extremities.
BL 60kun lunKunlun MountainsExpels wind, removes obstructions from the channel, relaxes the sinews, clears heat, invigorates blood, strengthens the back.Headache, blurring of vision, neck rigidity, epistaxis, pain in the shoulder, back and arm, swelling and pain of the heel, difficult labor, epilepsy.
BL 61pu canSubservient VisitorFrees channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disperses swelling, relieves pain.Muscular atrophy and weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the heel.
BL 62shen maiExtending VesselRemoves obstructions from the channel, benefits the eyes, relaxes the sinews, opens the Yang Qiao Mai Vessel, clears the mind, eliminates interior wind.Epilepsy, mania, headache, dizziness, insomnia, backache, aching of the leg.
BL 63jin menMetal GateSoothes the sinews and quickens connecting vessels, opens portals, quiets the spirit.Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, backache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities.
BL 64jing guCapital BoneFrees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, quiets the Heart and spirit, dissipates wind and clears heat.Headache, neck rigidity, pain in the lower back and thigh, epilepsy.
BL 65shu guBundle BoneRemoves obstructions from the channel, clears heat, eliminates wind.Mania, headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, backache, pain in the lower extremities.
BL 66tong guValley PassageClears heat, removes obstructions from the channel, eliminates wind.Headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, epistaxis, mania.
BL 67zhi yinReaching YinEliminates wind, removes obstructions from the channel, invigorates blood, clears eyes.Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, opthalmalgia, malposition of fetus, difficult labor, retention of afterbirth, feverish sensation in the sole.