Bladder 62

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Acupressure point Bladder 62 (BL 62) is a prized point for clearing the mind, clearing obstructions of the Urinary Bladder channel causing pain, and clearing both External Wind and Internal Wind. It is often paired with acupressure point Small Intestine 3 to activate the related extraordinary Wei Mai Vessel. The two points are often combined to treat pain of the lower back, upper back, spine, and neck making the point invaluable in pain management treatments by activating the Yang Heel and Governing (Du Mai) channels.

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Location of Acupressure Point BL 62

On the lateral side of the foot just below the external malleolus in a depression below the tip of the outside ankle bone. Apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Bladder 62 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations of BL 62

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Emotional Imbalances

To Calm the Shen in cases of emotional upset of any kind, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 62 and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Pericardium 7 and acupressure point Heart 7 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Restless Leg Syndromerestless leg foot soak with essential oils

When experiencing chronic Restless Leg Syndrome due to Interior Wind, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 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 with the onset of an exterior pathogen such as a cold due to Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold, apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 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)

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Other Name(s) of BL Acupuncture Point Urinary Bladder 62

  • Shenmai
  • Urinary Bladder 62
  • Extending Vessel
  • Extended Meridian
  • Perforating Vessel
  • Yang Motility
  • Ghost Road

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point BL 62

  • Ghost Point
  • Master (Confluent) Point of the Yang Qiao Mai Vessel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point BL 62

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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References

Yuan, Q. L., Guo, T. M., Liu, L., Sun, F., & Zhang, Y. G. (2015). Traditional Chinese medicine for neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysisPloS one10(2), e0117146. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117146

Adams, A., Eschman, J., & Ge, W. (2017). Acupressure for chronic low back pain: a single system study. Journal of physical therapy science29(8), 1416–1420. doi:10.1589/jpts.29.1416

Movahedi, M., Ghafari, S., Nazari, F., & Valiani, M. (2017). The Effects of Acupressure on Pain Severity in Female Nurses with Chronic Low Back Pain. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research22(5), 339–342. doi:10.4103/ijnmr.IJNMR_108_16

Frost, H., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2006). Acupressure for low back pain. BMJ (Clinical research ed.)332(7543), 680–681. doi:10.1136/bmj.332.7543.680

Hsieh, L. L., Kuo, C. H., Lee, L. H., Yen, A. M., Chien, K. L., & Chen, T. H. (2006). Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.)332(7543), 696–700. doi:10.1136/bmj.38744.672616.AE