BL 43 (Chinese name: gaohuang )

Nov 7, 2021 | Acu point

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).

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