Bladder 42, or Urinary Bladder 42, Abbreviated as BL 42 or UB 42, Transliterated Pohu in Chinese, Door of the Corporeal Soul in English.
BL 42 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.
BL 42 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis
- Neck stiffness, pain in the shoulder and back
BL 42 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Descends rebellious Lung Qi, relieves cough, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.
BL 42 is the outer Back-Shu of the Lung. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Lung. So, it is generally used to treat prolonged sadness and grief.