BL 12 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 12, or Urinary Bladder 12, Abbreviated as BL 12 or UB 12, Transliterated Fengmen in Chinese, Wind Gate in English.

BL 12 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra.

BL 12 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Common cold, cough
  • Fever, headache
  • Neck stiffness, pain in the chest and back

BL 12 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Releases the exterior, strengthens Wei Qi, spreads and descends Lung Qi, regulates Ying and Wei Qi.


Crossing point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian and Du Vessel