BL-56 (Cheng Jin) Sinew Support

BL-56 (Cheng Jin) Sinew Support

Acupuncture Points on the Bladder Channel of Foot Tai Yang


  • Relaxes the sinews, activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Benefits the foot and heel


  • Spasm of the gastrocnemius, hemorrhoids, acute lower back pain.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the lower leg, 5 cun below Weizhong BL-40 and midway between Heyang BL-55 and Chengshan BL-57, in the centre of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the line connecting Weizhong (BL-40) and Chengshan (BL-57), in the centre of the belly of m. gastrocnemius, 5 cun below Weizhong (BL-40).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.