Bladder Bl

Bladder Bl

Element
Ba Gua
Primary Function
The Bladder channel is the longest and most extensive channel. It has little effect on its related fu (the bladder) but connects with most channels, regions and areas of the body. The back-shu points, the points on the foot and the points on the head are all very important points for the zangfu and the brain. Regulate the Zangfu via the back shu connections – which also affect the associated tissues and sense organs.
Areas / Symptoms
Back erector spinae hamstrings occiput
Brief Psychology
Control external to be safedrivenwithdrawalnever rest
Primary functions
Heart and brain integrationheadbrain and sense organspsycho-emotional disordersDisorders of the eyesDisorders of the noseDisorders of the headDisorders of the faceRegulate the Zangfu via the back shu connections
Overview
Begins at inner canthus of eye, ascends to vertex, intersects with GB15, Gv24, Gv20, from vertex a branch descends to the temples intersecting GB7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, another branch descends from the vertex to the occiput 1 bin either side of the midline, another branch from the vertex enters the brain and meets GV17 then emerges to nape of neck where it splits into two branches. The first branch travels alongside the spine 1.5 bin lateral to the midline, intersecting Gv13 and Gv14, penetrates deep into the body, the paravertebral muscles, kidneys and bladder. A sub-branch separates in the lumber region, descends along the sacrum, buttocks to Bl40 at the knee. The second branch descends 3 bin lateral to the spine, crosses the buttock to intersect with GB30, descends on the lateral part of the leg to meet the other branch at Bl40, descends through the gastrocnemius, emerges behind the lateral malleolus at Bl60, and runs to Bl67.
Zangfu Connections
6 Channel Partner
Divergent Channel
Separates at the popliteal fossa, ascends to a point 5 bin inferior to the sacrum, winds around the anus, connects with Bl and Ki, ascends along spine and disperses in the region of the heart, emerges at the neck to rejoin Bl primary channel.
Luo Connecting Channel
Separates at Bl58 and connects with Ki channel
Sinew Channel
Originates at the little toe ascends to bind at lateral aspect of knee, another branch separates below the ankle, binds at the heel, ascends along Achilles tendon to popliteal fossa, binds at the buttock, ascends to the nape of the neck, a branch penetrates to bind at the tongue, the main channel binds at the occiput, ascends over the crown to bind at the bridge of the nose, circles the eyes and binds at the cheekbones, another branch ascends the back and binds at LI15, another branch crosses beneath the armpit to the supraclavicular fossa and rises to the cheek bone.
Channel Meeting points
GB15, Gv20, Gv24, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, GB11, GB12, GB30, Gv17, Gv14, Gv13, LI4, SI10, GB23
Time of Day
3pm to 5pm
Role
Like a great river the bladder channel and its 5 element partner kidney meet with the Ming men to fuel the furnace of evolutions and therefore are involved with health and vitality. Bl-1-Bl-10 combines with the heavenly yang and helps us with understanding our reality. Bl-11-35 is related to the psychological reserves of Qi of all the other officials. Bl36-49 regulates the spiritual reserves of all the other officials as its associate to the manifestation of virtue in life. Bladder official is involved with regulating the Zhi, which represents the mental aspect of our will.This channel is heavily involved both on a psychological level and spiritual level with all other officials it may show when we need to access our reserves as it regulates them for every official. When Health and vitality are a concern often Bladder or Kidney may show.
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Cutaneous region

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Key aspects

  • Connects with kidneys, brain, organs (back shu points), eyes, ears, nose, heart
  • Urination
  • Balancing the organs
  • Heart brain issues
  • Hamstrings, erector spinae, gastrocnemius and soleus

Acupuncture Points

PointSpecial PointBalancesBalance for:
Bl-1
Spirit PointYin Qiao Mai
destinyclarityvisionSpirit live our truth connection to spirit spirit transformation letting go held back original nature
Bl-2
Bl-3
Bl-4
Bl-5
Bl-6
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He Sea
Bl-7
Key Point
Bl-8
Bl-9
Neurological
Activate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNS
Bl-10
Activate SocNSOveractive SNSOveractive PNSFor Brainhead and throatcoughvomiting and headachewhere there is disharmony between Qi of body and headFor people not connected to their body or feelings.Body connection
Bl-11
body feels bigdo not feel right but no obvious sicknessfeel reduced but not obvious sicknessbody feels small
Bl-12
Bl-13
Back-Shu Point
Bl-14
Back-Shu Point
Bl-15
Key PointBack-Shu Point
Bl-16
Back-Shu Point
Bl-17
Bl-18
Key PointBack-Shu Point
rageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
Bl-19
Back-Shu Point
rageFearfreezeshockfrightpleasurefightflight
Bl-20
Key PointBack-Shu Point
Bl-21
Back-Shu Point
Bl-22
Back-Shu Point
Bl-23
Key PointBack-Shu Point
Bl-24
Bl-25
Back-Shu Point
improving digestionconstipationdiarrheoa
Bl-26
Key Point
Bl-27
Back-Shu Point
improving digestionconstipationdiarrheoa
Bl-28
Back-Shu Point
Bl-29
Bl-30
Bl-31
Bl-32
Bl-33
Bl-34
Bl-35
Bl-36
Bl-37
Bl-38
Bl-39
Key PointHe SeaLower He Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Bl-40
Key PointHe Sea
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationDisorders of the Abdomen Lumber region and back Head and nape Face and mouth Chest and lateral costal region ResuscitationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walkingcalmnessstillnesssafetybelongingstabilityinsecurities
Bl-41
Bl-42
Spirit Point
Letting Gosense of selforiginal selfspirittrue selftrue natureself esteem
Bl-43
Bl-44
Spirit Point
express our true selvessense of propriety
Bl-45
Bl-46
Bl-47
Spirit Point
move beyond judgement to just be allow our soul to flow being our true selves
Bl-48
Bl-49
Spirit Point
quiets the mindworry about otherstue intentConnection to the Dao or spiritexpressing soul
Bl-50
Bl-51
Bl-52
Spirit Point
spirit purpose life purpose destiny heart original nature
Bl-53
Bl-54
Bl-55
Bl-56
Bl-57
Headache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walking
Bl-58
Luo Point
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration FutileEmotionsControl
Bl-59
Xi-Cleft
pain acute conditionsfull energy of yang movement activity immobile sluggish stuck dull toxic slow smelly stagnation
Bl-60
Key PointJing River
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationHeadache Headache and speech Sinews arms hand skin Digestion Skin throat cold Speech anger eating Lumber pain stiffness of bones and sinews Constipation lumber pain knee Short breath groaning cramps Hip and leg pain Knee and leg Vision fright fits walking
Bl-61
counsel from heaven guidance faith flow struggle follow heart
Bl-62
Master PointKey Point
inner nature express true self move forward easeentitiesghostsBrain Integrationbrain
Bl-63
Xi-Cleft
Toxic Emotions Fear Withdrawal Anger Frustration Lack of joy Embarrassment Hurt Sympathy (Excess sensitivity) Grief Disconnect Guilt Paranoia Disconnected Resentment Confused Bitterness Shame Defensive Disgust Disdain Worthless Immobilised Pointless Secrecy Intimidating Aloof Passive aggression Seething Always looking for a new answer Lying Sarcastic Teasing Blush and hide React and push back Prickly Ingratiation Complaining Direct people to be happy Superior Snide Push people away Lack of inspiration Futilepain acute conditionsinner essence beauty within beauty outside flow in life true path overcome fear driven impotent outwardly flow dissipate fears
Bl-64
Yuan Point
QiLingEmotionsFearDrivenFocusedOriginal Qi
Bl-65
Shu Stream
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Bl-66
Key PointYing Spring
Virtue Negative Aspects of Self intimacy openness warm protected spontaneous control connection propriety (appropriate action) self mastery social interaction propriety external connection balance understanding of others understood by others discernment communication insight receptive valuable connected with heaven acting rightly pure inspired self worth letting go acknowledged alone sufficiency - having enough non-attached wisdom to treat myself well wisdom overcoming fear will driven clever able to rest full of life concentration focus meeting needs inside integrating myself into the wider world altruism reciprocity adaptability nourished understand myself true giving integrity interested in others adaptable giving and receiving self-esteem vision planning benevolent patient free flexible choice guarded vulnerable isolated unsafe betrayed hurt pained controllingJing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedation
Bl-67
Jing Well
Jing Well Ying Spring Shu Stream Jing River He SeaQi FlowTonificationSedationrecovery of the lost selflost selfjinginternal selfcore selfspiritfatigueshed fictional selfshed maskre-establishing connection with spiritliving our truth