BL 49 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 49, or Urinary Bladder 49, Abbreviated as BL 49 or UB 49, Transliterated Yishe in Chinese, Abode of Thought in English.

BL 49 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.

BL 49 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Abdominal distention, borborygmus, vomiting, diarrhea.

BL 49 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Regulates the Spleen and Stomach, clears Damp-Heat.


BL 49 is the outer Back-Shu of the Spleen. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Spleen. Therefore, it can be used to treat memory, over-thinking, or obsessive thinking.