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