BL 36 (Chinese name: chengfu )

Nov 6, 2021 | Acu point

How to find

Locate the midpoint of the popliteal crease (in obese patients, use bony/muscular structures to find the midpoint). BL-36 is located directly vertically above the midpoint of the popliteal crease, in the gluteal crease at the transition between the buttocks and the posterior aspect of the thigh (palpate for a depression).


In the gluteal crease, superior to the midpoint of the popliteal crease (BL 40 (Middle of the Crook)).


  • Opens the channel, alleviates pain
  • Relaxes the tendons
  • Regulates the Lower Heater and treats hemorrhoids


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