BL 11 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 11, or Urinary Bladder 11, Abbreviated as BL 11 or UB 11, Transliterated Dazhu in Chinese, Great Vertebra in English.

BL 11 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra.

BL 11 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • All types of bone disease (including pain in the bone, joint pain in the shoulder, back, lumbar, sacrum and knee)
  • Fever, cough, headache, nasal congestion

BL 11 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Benefits the bones and joints, releases the exterior, dispels Wind, spreads and descends Lung Qi, stops cough.


Converging point of Bone
Crossing point of the Urinary Bladder and Small Intestine Meridians
Sea of Blood point