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