BL 19 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 19, or Urinary Bladder 19, Abbreviated as BL 19 or UB 19, Transliterated Danshu in Chinese, Gallbladder Transporter in English.

BL 19 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra.

BL 19 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, pain in the hypochondrium
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis, hectic fever

BL 19 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Regulates and strengthens Gall Bladder Qi, resolves Gall Bladder/Liver Damp-Heat, clears Shaoyang pathogens.


Back-Shu point of the Gall Bladder


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.