Bladder 62

acupressure point essential oilsAcupressure 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 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:

Pain Relief

In conditions of back pain, neck pain, or pain between the shoulder blades apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 62 and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Small Intestine 3 using the dispersing method (counter-clockwise motion) for acute conditions with inflammation, or using the tonification method (clockwise motion) for chronic conditions possibly due to Kidney Deficiency. Also consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

For pain that runs down the middle of the back of the leg apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 62 using the dispersing method (counter-clockwise motion) for acute conditions with inflammation, or using the tonification method (clockwise motion) for chronic conditions. Also consider our topical Chinese herbal remedies for pain relief found here!

For pain of the shoulders apply the the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Bladder 62 and apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Small Intestine 3, the Metal Element Acupressure Stick  acupressure point Large Intestine 10 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 (same side as pain) and acupressure point Stomach 38 (opposite side of pain) using the dispersing method (counter-clockwise motion) for acute conditions with inflammation, or using the tonification method (clockwise motion) for chronic conditions possibly due to Kidney Deficiency. Also consider our topical Shoulder Pain Plaster found here!

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 Syndrome

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 62:

 

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

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of BL 62:

 

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

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of 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