Bladder 60

Acupressure point Bladder 60 (BL 60) is on the opposite side of the ankle from acupressure point Kidney 3. Both points are valuable for re-enforcing the Kidney energetic system in the case of Kidney Deficiencies of any kind. Some of the major symptoms of Kidney Deficiency are lower back weakness, pain in the lower back, and/or susceptibility to injury of the lower back. Acupuncture students are commonly taught to needle through and through from Kidney 3 to Bladder 60 for an enhanced effect.

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General Acupressure Directions-Video

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Other Name(s):

  • Kunlun
  • Urinary Bladder 60
  • Kunlun Mountain
  • Lower Kunlun Mountains
  • Mount Kunlun

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Fire Point
  • Point of Late Summer
  • Jing or River Point
  • Heavenly Star Point

Location: On the lateral side of the foot behind and even with the external malleolus in a depression posterior the tip of the outside ankle bone in a dip next to the Achilles tendon

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Strengthens the Back
  • Clears Heat
  • Descends Yang
  • Invigorates Blood
  • Expels Wind
  • Clears Obstructions of the Channel and Treats Pain
  • Relaxes Sinews

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Lower Back Pain

For chronic achy lower back pain due to Kidney Deficiency or for cramping of the lower back muscles, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 and to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

Leg Weakness

For weakness of the legs or pain that runs down the middle of the back of the leg apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our our organic Restore the Middle Way formula for muscle weakness due to Spleen Qi Deficiency

Heel Pain

For pain around the ankle or bottom of the foot especially involving contraction of the Achilles tendon, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 and to acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

Eye Pain

When the Liver is restrained from the over-exposure of toxins or from stress and frustration, it will begin to heat up and Liver Yang will rise to the head. This pathogenic Heat can manifest itself in many ways such as headaches, burning and tearing of eyes, extreme anger with emotional outbursts. In such cases apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Peaceful Warrior formula for several weeks followed by our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Restless Leg Syndrome

When experiencing chronic Restless Leg Syndrome due to Interior Wind, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 and acupressure point 62 using the re-enforcing method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion) and consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Headaches

In cases of headaches or migraines with red eyes, blurry vision, and/or acute dizziness, apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 60 using the re-enforcing method (clockwise motion) and apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Liver 3 using the reduction method (counter-clockwise motion). For occipital headaches add acupressure point Gallbladder 41. For chronic headaches consider using our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

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