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BL-40 (Wei Zhong) Bend Middle

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  He-Sea & Earth Point
  • Gao Wu Command Point, Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star Point

Actions:

  • Benefits the lumbar region and knees
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Indications:

  • Low 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.

Location

CAM:
  • Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of m. biceps femoris and m. semitendinosus.
AMOA:
  • At the back of the knee, on the popliteal crease, in a depression midway between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosus.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch, or prick the popliteal vein with three-edged needle to cause bleeding.

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