Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Pangguangshu : Bladder Shu

Bl-28 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 28

Back-Shu point of the bladder

Meeting of Bladder with Bladder Divergent (at the Huatuo location) and Kidney Divergent

1.5 cun from the midline, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen.

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Regulates the bladder
Clears damp-heat from the lower jiao
Dispels stagnation and resolves masses
Benefits the lumbar region and legs

TCM Indications:
  • Difficult urination, dark urination with unsmooth flow, retention of urine, enuresis, turbid painful urinary dysfunction.
  • Seminal emission, swelling and pain of the external genitals, genital ulceration, damp itching, swelling and pain of the vagina, deficiency swelling of the penis.
  • Diarrhoea, diarrhoea with abdominal pain, difficult defecation, constipation, abdominal fullness, abdominal (jia ju) masses in women, hard abdominal (ji ju) masses, wasting and thirsting disorder, diminished qi.
  • Stiffness and pain of the sacrum and coccyx, stiffness and pain of the lower spine and buttock, inability to sit for long, the lower leg, numbness of the leg, atrophy disorder and heaviness of the leg, sciatica.

    Superficial Innervation: Dorsal rami of S1 - S3
    Dermatome Segment: S3
    Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of S2

    As back-shu of the bladder this is the main point on the back for treatment of urinary disorders, the external genitals and regulating water balance. It is also an important point for lumbar, sacral and lower limb disorders.

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)