Gambar meridian kandung kemih – Tai Yang Kaki
Bladder Foot Old Yang
Bl-1 Jingming 睛明 Eyes Bright
An important point for treating eye diseases, making the eyes bright and clear.
Bl-2 Zanzhu 攒竹 Collect(ed) Bamboo
A better translation might be ‘Gathering Bamboo’. The eyebrows are shaped like bamboo leaves and the point is near the medial end of the eyebrow. The name can also mean ‘to knit the brows’.
Bl-7 Tongtian 通天 Penetrating Heaven
Connects the lungs to the atmosphere (heavens) outside. Used for diseases of the nose – the nose is the opening of the Lung. The Taoists, in the Book of the Yellow Courtyard, name the centre of the crown of the head ‘Penetrating Heaven’. It was the name for an ancient type of cap fastened to the head at this point.
Bl-8 Luoque 絡卻 Luo Away
This point is said to connect (Luo) directly to the brain. It can also be seen as describing the place where the ancient Chinese fastened their hat on the head. Luo can mean ‘to wind’, or ‘tape’. There was a tape wound around and across this point.
Bl-9 Yuzhen 玉枕 Jade Pillow
A valued (jade) point just behind the occiput which rests on a pillow when one is lying down. The ‘jade’ points are all on the upper body.
Bl-10 Tianzhu 天柱 Heavenly Pillar
On the neck which is the pillar which supports the head. Also the name of a star.
Bl-11 Dashu 大杼 Great Shuttle
Lying at one border of the long and large trapezius muscle, which looks like the shuttle used in weaving at the loom.
Bl-12 Fengmen 风门 Wind Gate
The gate through which disease (i.e. wind, or even draught, or any climatic ill) enters into the body. May particularly be used to treat the outer effects of lung problems. Any disease may be said to be brought on by the ‘wind’, or ‘evil wind’.
Bl-13 Feishu 肺俞 Lung Shu
Connects directly to the lungs and can be used with all difficulties in respiration or to dispel heat.
Bl-15 Xinshu 心俞 Heart Shu
Directly connecting with the heart, it promotes the circulation of qi and blood, calms the mind and relieves morbid anxieties.
Bl-17 Geshu 膈俞 Diaphragm Shu
Leading to the diaphragm and thus used to treat all blocks around the area, hiccups, vomiting, etc.
Bl-18 Ganshu 肝俞 Liver Shu
Links directly to the liver and can facilitate the free movement of the body’s qi.
Bl-19 Danshu 胆俞 Gall-bladder Shu
The Shu point of the gall-bladder. It benefits the organ directly.
Bl-20 Pishu 脾俞 Spleen Shu
Links in directly to the spleen and can aid indigestion.
Bl-21 Weishu 胃俞 Stomach Shu
Links directly to the stomach, enhancing its function.
Bl-23 Shenshu 肾俞 Kidney Shu
Transmits directly to the kidneys which have the function of storing the essential body’s qi.
Bl-25 Dachangshu 大肠俞 Great Intestine Shu
It leads directly to the large intestine.
Bl-27 Xiaochangshu 小肠俞 Small Intestine Shu
Linking directly to the small intestine, it may be used to promote digestion.
Bl-28 Pangguangshu 膀胱俞 Bladder Shu
Leads directly to the bladder organ which is a ‘sluice-gate’ to the water channels.
Bl-30 Baihuanshu 白环俞 White Ring (Shu)
Can be seen as the Shu-point of the anus or buttocks. The white ring may well refer to the anus or surrounding area. The Anhui Convention found some divergence on the explanation of this point-name, and its derivation is still uncertain.
Bl-34 Xialiao 下髎 Lower Crevice
The ‘crevice’ is the hole in the sacrum; there are eight holes altogether and eight liao points in all, of which this is the lowest.
Bl-39 Weiyang 委阳 Equilibrium Yang
To the lateral (Yang) side of Equilibrium Middle; see next point.
Bl-40 Weizhong 委中 Equilibrium Middle, Middle Equilibrium
To locate this point the practitioner should have the patient lie down prone (at equilibrium). It lies in the middle of the knee-crease. It is also the Earth point of the Foot Old Yang and Earth is the central element.
Wei also has a wide range of meanings, including ‘entrust’, ‘depute’ and ‘lie down prone’. It even can be used for the popliteal fossa, in which the point lies.
Bl-42 Pohu 魄户 Soul Door
The ‘soul’ is the Po-soul, giving vigour – to the Lung. The po is the Yin aspect of the spirit. This point defends the vitality and health of the Lung and is located lateral to Lung Shu.
Bl-43 Gaohuangshu 裔肓俞 Rich for the Vitals, Vital Regions
Lying above the area between the diaphragm and heart – a vital centre – said to be where ‘illness hides and medicines find it difficult to reach’. The point greatly reinforces the whole body and is often used in moxibustion.
Bl-47 Hunmen 魂门 Spiritual-Soul Gate
Level with the Liver Shu. The gate through which the spiritual-soul, or hun, resident in the Liver exists and enters in. It safeguards the Liver’s qi.
The hun is the Yang aspect of the soul.
The Heart stores the spirit, the Liver stores the hun, as Wood and Fire are linked the spirit and hun lie in close proximity.
Bl-48 Yanggang 阳纲 Yang Principle
Level with Gall-bladder Shu and with a similar action. When the Yang quality of qi in the Gall-bladder is sound, it spreads out firmly as if effecting a principle. The Gall-bladder is seen as the General within the body who commands resolve and makes decisions. Both these meanings stem from ‘principle’.
Bl-52 Zhishi 意舍 Ambition Room
Ambition can only succeed when it is developed enough to fill the space of a room. Level with the Kidney Shu point on the back. The ambition is the drive contained as the essential Kidney qi.
It is said the essence of Water is the will, the essence of Fire is the spirit. Water and Fire have to mutually succeed within the body. Compare hexagrams Already Over and Not Yet Over (Nos. 63 and 64) in the Book of Change.
Bl-55 Heyang 合阳 Uniting Yang
The two separate lines of the Foot Old Yang reunite at this point, then pass on down to the heel.
Bl-57 Chengshan 承山 Receiving (the) Mountain, Supporting Mountain
Lying between the muscles on the back of the calf, which are heaped up like hills or mountains.
The ‘mountain’ may also refer to the weight of the body. The point is on the calf-muscle, which bears the load or receives the weight of the body.
Bl-58 Feiyang 飞扬 Fly and Scatter
Used to treat unsteady movement by supporting the waist and knees, or to improve walking, to dispel rheumatic pains, cold, etc., to remove uneasiness in body and mind, eliminate scattered thoughts and dreaminess.
A point to pacify the mind.
In each case the body’s energies are unduly dispersed and scattered.
Bl-60 Kunlun 昆仑 Kunlun
A point on the outer side of the ankle. The Kunlun is the mountain range on the western border of China, sometimes said to be the residence of the deity, ‘Queen-Mother of the West’. The Fire point on a Water channel – the Kidney Foot Young Yin – thereby combining the actions of both water and fire.
The ankle bone has the appearance of a mountain.
Bl-61 Pucan 仆参 Servant’s Aide
On the side of the ankle, it acts as servant or aide to the forward motion of both sides of a coach. Can may be translated ‘the side-horse of a coach’.
Can is a character with many meanings, and may also be pronounced shen, in which case the name could be ‘Kneel and Worship’. This point on the heel was exposed during the bow of worship.
Bl-62 Shenmai 申脉 Extended Meridian
May be used to treat stiff or feeble limbs, so they can extend more freely.
See also Jiaoxin K-8, Exchange Pledges. It is also the point which commands the Yang-Qiao extra vessel, and thus has an extended influence.
It lies on the Foot Old Yang; the time associated with the Bladder is 3–5 p.m., which is described by the character shen.
Bl-63 Jinmen 金门 Golden Gate
Metal (Golden) is the element which benefits the element Water on the Mutual Production (Mother-Child) Cycle of Five; see Glossary. Water is the element associated with the bladder and kidney. The point is a gate through which the Lung (Metal), which is also involved in fluid metabolism, connects with the Bladder (Water).
Bl-64 Jinggu 京骨 Capital Bone
Up against a bone of the same anatomical name.
Bl-67 Zhiyin 至阴 Extremity of Yin, Ultimate Yin
As Foot Old Yang reaches this very last point, the Yang has diminished to almost nothing and it begins to turn to Yin – entering into Kidney Foot Young Yin.
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