BL 49 (Chinese name: yishe )

Nov 8, 2021 | Acu point

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 4 spinous processes to the lower border of the spinous process of T11 and locate BL-49 3 cun lateral to this point. Or: From the articulation of the most inferior rib, palpate in a superior direction to T11. Or: Use the lumbar spine for reference.Located on the same level are GV 06 (Centre of the Spine) (on the midline), a point of Ex-B-2 (0.5 cun lateral to the midline) and BL 20 (Spleen 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 11th thoracic vertebra (T11).


  • Clears Damp-Heat
  • Harmonises the Spleen and the Stomach


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