Bl-40

Bl-40

Forbidden in Pregnancy?
After 1st monthAcupunctureAfter 5th monthMoxibustion
Channel
Element
English
Middle of the Crook
Name
委中
Transliteration
Weizhong
Special Point
Key PointHe SeaEarth Point
Description
He-Sea and Earth point Goa Wu Command point Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
Indications
lumbar region knees tendons detoxifies Bl channel pain cools the blood summer-heat vomiting diarrhoea bladder
Kinesiology
Key point for lumbar pain knee pain skin body temperature
Channel Psychology
St: I need to give to receive. I must make sure everyone else is happy. Other people control me. Sp: I acknowledge the good in me. I have compassion for others.
Key Spirit Point Themes
Facing fears and having faith
Symptoms
Pain and stiffness of the lumbar spine, heaviness of the lumbar region and buttock, cold sensation of the sacrum, coccyx and thigh, knee pain extending to the big toe, difficulty in flexing and extending the hip and knee joints, contraction of the sinews around the popliteal fossa, weakness of the legs, atrophy disorder and painful obstruction of the lower limb, windstroke, paralysis of one side of the body, injury by summer-heat, febrile disease with absence of sweating, injury by cold with heat of the four limbs, alternating chills and fever, ceaseless thirst, abdominal pain, fullness of the lower abdomen, vomiting and diarrhoea, inflamed colon, incontinence, difficult urination, dark urination, distension and pain of the hypogastrium, nosebleed, pain of the lower teeth, headache, throat painful obstruction, epilepsy, haemorrhoid pain, clove sores, acute strep infection of the skin, eczema, hives
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The point information compiled from multiple sources including College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney Australia. Point location diagram recreated from A Manual of Acupuncture, P Deadman.