BL 10 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 10, or Urinary Bladder 10, Abbreviated as BL 10 or UB 10, Transliterated Tianzhu in Chinese, Upper Pillar in English.

BL 10 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the nape, in the depression on the lateral border of muscle trapezius, within the posterior hairline, 1.3 cun lateral to the midline.

BL 10 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache, neck stiffness, pain in the shoulder and back
  • Nasal congestion, sore throat

BL 10 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Expels Wind, activates the meridian, soothes the sinews, benefits the head, alleviates pain, and opens the sense of orifices.


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