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BL-45 (Yi Xi) Yi Xi

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang


  • Expels wind, clears heat and descends Lung Qi
  • Invigorates Qi and blood and alleviates pain


  • Cough, asthma, pain of the shoulder and back.


  • 3 cun lateral to Lingtai (DU-10), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.
  • 3 cun lateral to the midline, level with the lower border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra (T6) and level with Dushu BL-16.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely downward 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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