BL 16 Acupuncture Point

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.