Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Baihuanshu : White Ring Shu

Bl-30 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 30

Trigger point (Travell & Simons, 1998, Trigger Point Manual)

1.5 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the fourth posterior sacral foramen.

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

Some classical sources forbid moxibustion at this point.

TCM Actions:
Benefits the lumbar region and legs
Regulates menstruation
Stops leucorrhoea and seminal emission

TCM Indications:
  • Pain of the lumbar spine and sacrum, lumbar pain due to cold, pain of the lumbar region and up, pain of the coccyx, difficulty in sitting and standing, debility of the leg and knee, contracted sinews associated with painful obstruction.
  • Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhoea, uterine bleeding, infertility.
  • Seminal emission, seminal emission with dreams, ref and white leucorrhoea, difficult defecation and urination, prolapse of the rectum, dark urine, white turbidity, shan disorder, white malaria.

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

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Multifidus
    Myotome Innervation: Posterior branches of dorsal rami from S4
    Pain Referral Pattern: Local to point and to midline
    Indications: Low back pain

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

    Reference Notes: (click to display)