How to find
After locating the spinous process of C7, count down 4 spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process of T4. Located on this level and 3 cun lateral to the midline is BL-43. Or: Locate BL-43 by using the spinous process of T3 (generally, on the level of the easily palpable medial end of the scapular spine, 3.4.2) as a reference point.Located on the same level are a point of Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and BL 14 (Jueyin Shu (Pericardium)) (1.5 cun lateral to the midline).
3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4).
- Tonifies and nourishes the five zang-Organs: Lung, Heart, Kidneys, Stomach and Spleen
- Nourishes Yin, clears Heat
- Calms the Shen
- Strengthens the Original Qi (yuan qi)
- Eliminates Phlegm
Important point for deficiency syndromes (classic indication).