Bladder 22, or Urinary Bladder 22, Abbreviated as BL 22 or UB 22, Transliterated Sanjiaoshu in Chinese, Sanjiao Transporter in English.
BL 22 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra.
BL 22 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Edema, dysuria
- Abdominal distention, borborygmus, diarrhea, dysentery
- Weak knees
BL 22 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Regulates and moves the San Jiao, opens and regulates water passages, benefits urination, resolves Dampness.
Back-Shu point of the San Jiao
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.