Bladder 60, or Urinary Bladder 60, Abbreviated as BL 60 or UB 60, Transliterated Kunlun in Chinese, Kunlun Mountains in English.
BL 60 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the foot, behind the external malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.
BL 60 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Acute lumbar pain, swelling and pain of the heel
- Difficult labor
- Headache, neck stiffness, dizziness, epistaxis
- Infantile convulsion
BL 60 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Expels Wind, clears Heat, relaxes the sinews, removes obstructions from the meridian, promotes labor.
Jing-River point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian
BL 60 is an important point to help ease difficult labor. Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.