How to find
First, locate the spinous process of C7. The next spinous process inferior to this belongs to the T1. Locate BL 11 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of T1, at the highest point of the paraspinal musculature.Located on the same level are GV 13 (Way of Happyness) (on the midline), a point of Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and SI 14 (Outer Shoulder Shu) (3 cun lateral to the midline).
1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st thoracic vertebra (T1, with hanging shoulders on the level of the acromion).
- Expels pathogenic factors (Wind-Heat)
- Regulates the Lung Qi
- Opens the channel, benefits the bones and joints
Hui-meeting point with the bones; meeting point with SI (Small Intestine Channel – Shou Tai Yang), according to some authors also with TH (Triple Heater Channel – Shou Shao Yang), GB (Gallbladder Meridian – Zu Shao Yang) and the GV (Governing Vessel – Du Mai); Sea of Blood point.