BL 53 (Chinese name: baohuang )

Nov 8, 2021 | Acu point

How to find

First, locate L5. The next palpable bony structure inferior to L5 is the highest process of the medial sacral crest. Palpate inferiorly for the 2nd process and locate the 2nd sacral foramen slightly less than 1 cun lateral to the process. Next, locate BL-53 3 cun lateral to the midline on the level of the 2nd foramen. Or: Use the sacral foramina as a reference point. BL-53 is located on the level of the 2nd foramen, 3 cun lateral to the midline.Located on the same level are BL 32 (Second Foramen) (over the 2nd sacral foramen) and BL 28 (Bladder Shu) (1.5 cun lateral to the midline).


3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the 2nd sacral foramen.


  • Benefits the lumbar region, opens the channel and alleviates pain
  • Regulates the Lower Heater


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