Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Huiyang : Meeting of Yang

Bl-35 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 35

Doorway to the Earth Point

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

0.5 cun lateral to the Du Mai, level with the tip of the coccyx.

Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun.

TCM Actions:
Clears damp-heat and regulates the lower jiao
Benefits the coccyx and treats haemorrhoids

TCM Indications:
  • Diarrhoea, dysenteric disorder, blood in the stool, chronic haemorrhoids, prolapse of the rectum, itching of the genitals, leucorrhoea.
  • Pain of the coccyx, pain of the lumbar region and leg.
  • Yang qi deficiency, impotence, cold abdomen.

    Superficial Innervation: Dorsal rami of S1 - S3
    Dermatome Segment: S4
    Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of the coccygeal nerve

    Trigger Point Associations:
    Muscle: Gluteus maximus
    Myotome Innervation: Inferior gluteal nerve (L5 - S2)
    Location Notes: There is another gluteus maximus trigger point located slightly lateral, between this point and huantiao GB-30
    Pain Referral Pattern: Local to buttock or to sacrum and lateral hip below iliac spine if located slightly lateral
    Indications: Pain in buttocks or leg, aggravated by walking uphill

    This point is also indicated in problems with the Fourth Level of Manifestation of the Soul, or the Anahata chakra, concerned with creation, "mind becoming matter" and the ability to turn ideas into actions that have consequences. This manifests in hopelessness, cynicism and inability to see reality as illusion.
    The other points in this set are Baihui Du-20 and Huiyin Ren-1 or Yinjiao Ren-7 (Yuen, 2005, 3 Spirits & 7 Souls).

    In ayurvedic medicine:
    Kakundaraya marma point
    Size: 1/2 angula (cun)
    Structure: Joint
    Effect of Injury: Disability (vaikalaykar marma)
    (Harish Johari, 1996, Ayurvedic Massage, Sanatan Society; Anupama Bhattacharya, n.d. Marma Shastra)

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