Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Luoque : Declining Connection

Bl-8 : Foot Taiyang Bladder 8

One of the "59 piercings" for clearing Heat in Su Wen Ch. 61

1.5 cun posterior to Tongtian Bl-7, and 5.5 cun within the anterior hairline, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline. Most easily located as 0.5 cun posterior to and 1.5 cun lateral to Baihui Du-20.

Transverse insertion 0.5 - 1 cun

TCM Actions:
Benefits the sense organs
Pacifies wind, transforms phlegm and calms the spirit

TCM Indications:
  • Dizziness, tinnitus, nasal congestion, deviation of the mouth, blurred vision.
  • Mania-depression, mad walking, epilepsy, disorientation, goitre, vomiting, abdominal distension, collapse.

    Superficial Innervation: Greater occipital nerve from C2
    Dermatome Segment: C2

    The "59 piercings" are named in the Su Wen Ch. 61 and mentioned in Su Wen Ch. 32 and Ling Shu Ch. 23 for treating Heat diseases. This point along with Wuchu Bl-5, Chenguang Bl-6, Tongtian Bl-7 and Yuzhen Bl-9 clear Heat from counterflow in the foot Taiyang Bladder channel.

    Ling Shu Ch. 24, On Counterflow Diseases, seems to employs this set of points in treating headache, dizziness and heaviness of the head. It advises draining from the five points on each of the five channels on the top of the head, including this point, followed by the hand Shaoyin and then foot Shaoyin.

    In Mayan medicine:
    Combined with Houding Du-19 and Qianding Du-21 to form a cross used to treat asthma and late closure of the fontanel (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

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