How to find
In a sitting position with the arms hanging down, the spinous process of T7 is generally on the level of the inferior angle of the scapula. From there, count down 2 processes to the lower border of the spinous process of T9. BL-47 is located 3 cun lateral to this point. Or: Locate the spinous process of C7. From there, count down 9 processes to the lower border of the spinous process of T9 and locate BL-47 3 cun lateral to it. Located on the same level are GV 08 (Sinew Contraction) (on the midline), a point of Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and BL 18 (Liver Shu) (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 9th thoracic vertebra (T9).
- Spreads the Liver Qi
- Harmonises the Spleen and the Stomach
- Relaxes the tendons