BL 59 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 59, or Urinary Bladder 59, Abbreviated as BL 59 or UB 59, Transliterated Fuyang in Chinese, Tarsus Yang in English.

BL 59 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 3 cun directly above BL 60.

BL 59 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Headache, heavy sensation of the head
  • Lumbosacral pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the external malleolus

BL 59 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Activates the meridian, benefits the low back and legs, alleviates pain.


Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Qiao Vessel


A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.