Bladder 16, or Urinary Bladder 16, Abbreviated as BL 16 or UB 16, Transliterated Dushu in Chinese, Governor Transporter in English.
BL 16 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra.
BL 16 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Cardiac pain, chest congestion
- Gastric pain, abdominal pain
- Cough, asthma
BL 16 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Invigorates the Blood, opens the chest, regulates the Qi in chest and abdomen.
Back-Shu point of the Du Vessel
Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs.