BL 63 Acupuncture Point

Bladder 63, or Urinary Bladder 63, Abbreviated as BL 63 or UB 63, Transliterated Jinmen in Chinese, Golden Gate in English.

BL 63 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the lateral aspect of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, lateral to the lower border of the cuboid bone.

BL 63 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Manic psychosis, epilepsy, infantile convulsion
  • Headache, lumbar pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the external malleolus

BL 63 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Relaxes the sinews, calms Wind, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.


Xi-Cleft point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian


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.