Bladder 64, or Urinary Bladder 64, Abbreviated as BL 64 or UB 64, Transliterated Jinggu in Chinese, Metatarsal Tuberosity in English.
BL 64 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the lateral aspect of the foot, below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
BL 64 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Headache, neck rigidity, nebula
- Pain of the lumbar and leg
BL 64 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Relaxes the sinews, dispels Wind, calms the Shen, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.
Yuan-Source point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian
Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians, regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source) point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting) point of the internally-externally related meridians in use.