Bladder 18, or Urinary Bladder 18, Abbreviated as BL 18 or UB 18, Transliterated Ganshu in Chinese, Liver Transporter in English.
BL 18 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.
BL 18 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Pain in the hypochondrium, jaundice
- Eye diseases, vomiting, epistaxis
- Manic psychosis, back pain
BL 18 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Moves stagnant Liver Qi, regulates and nourishes Liver Blood, resolves Damp-Heat, benefits the eyes and sinews, dispels Wind.
Back-Shu point of the Liver
BL 18 is very helpful for any Liver related condition. Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs.