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BL11 Da Zhu

Great Shuttle


BL11 Location

1.5 cun lateral to the GV13, level with the lower border of T1


BL11 Needling

Oblique insertion toward the spine 0.5-1 cun or Transverse 1-1.5 cun


BL11 Caution

Deep perpendicular needle risk of pneumothorax


BL11 Associations

Hui Meeting Point of Bone

Point of Sea of Blood


(Crossing Point of UB and SI)


BL11 Indications

Conditions / Symptoms:

EPF - Wind Cold/ Wind Heat - fever absence of sweat


Bone Diseases/Cancer

Rigidity of Neck and Spine


Neck Pain




Wind disorders.

Hui-meeting point of the bones, useful with any bone or problem such as osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammation, sensation of heat in the bones, etc.

Useful adjunctive point to effect the lungs in cases of infections, colds a/or flus or asthma related conditions.

Sea of Blood Point with ST 37 & ST 39. According to the Ling Shu Treatise on the Seas, "when the Sea of blood is full, the patient has the sensation that his body is bigger than it is. One feels uneasy, and does not know the disease; when the Sea of blood is insufficient, one often feels the body is small, one feels uneasy and does not know the disease." May be useful for leukemia, anemia, said to tonify the bone marrow.


BL11 TCM Actions

Benefits bones and joints

Expels pathogenic factors and firms exterior

Regulates lung qi and alleviates cough



BL11 TCM Patterns

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

Wind Cold?


BL11 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Supraclavicular nerve from C3 - C4
Dermatome Segment: C6
Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves from T1


BL11 Notes

One of the points in the External Dragons protocol in five element acupuncture, along with Baihui Du-20, Shenshu Bl-23 and Pucan Bl-61, for eliminating a blockage between the therapist and patient, or a disconnection from themselves, with the additional presence of external symptoms or trauma.

The "59 piercings" are named in the Su Wen Ch. 61 and mentioned in Su Wen Ch. 32 and Ling Shu Ch. 23 for treating Heat diseases. This point along with Zhongfu Lu-1, Qupen St-12 and Feishu Bl-13 clear Heat from the chest.

Other notes including Divergent tx:


BL11 Nearby Points

GV13 - Directly below the spinous process of T1

SI14 - 3 cun lateral to the spinous process of T1

SI15 - 2 cun lateral to the spinous process of C7 (GV14)


BL12 Fengmen

Wind Gate


Bl12 Location

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of T2


BL12 Needling

Oblique insertion toward the spine 0.5 - 1 cun (0.5-0.8 acatcm) or transverse oblique insertion 1 - 1.5 cun


BL12 Caution



BL12 Indications

Conditions / Symptoms:



EPF - Fever/Wind Cold

Respiratory Disorders

Cough - whooping, cough with chest and back pain

Headache/Stiff Neck




Common Cold/Cough

Sinusitis/Nasal discharge


Main point to expel wind from the Wei Qi level of the body, useful for early stages of wind-cold conditions (Common cold, cough, fever, headache, stiff neck).

Apply moxa here and on ST 36 to strengthen the Wei Qi (or the defensive layer of the body).  Strenghtening the defensive layer can increase resistance to colds and flus, but also stop the tendency of basic colds and/or flus from always going deeper in quickly, say to bronchitis or full blown sinus infections.  These types of treatments should be done when the person is not sick.


BL12 TCM Actions

Expels wind and releases exerior

Strengthens defensive (Wei) qi and firms exterior

Regulates Ying and Wei Qi

Disseminates and descends lung qi

Benefits the nose


BL12 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous thoracic nerves from T2
Dermatome Segment: T2
Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves from T2


BL12 TCM Patterns

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold


BL12 Nearby Points

UB41 - 3 cun lateral to the lower border of T2, on the spinal border of the scapula

SI13 - In the "spoon" of the scapula, midway between SI10 and the lower border of T2, at the medial extremity of the suprascapular fossa

SI10 - With the arm abducted, directly above SI9, in a depression inferior to the scapular spine


BL13 Fei Shu

Lung Shu


BL13 Location

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of T3 (level with GV12)


BL13 Needling

Oblique medial insertion (toward the spine) 0.5 - 1 cun or transverse-oblique insertion 1 - 1.5 cun


BL13 Caution

Perpendicular needling or needling away from the spine carries a significant risk of pneumothorax


BL13 Associations

Lung Back Shu

(59 Piercings for clearing heat)


BL13 Indications

Conditions / Symptoms:

Steaming Bone Disorder




Skin disorders (itching/acne/hives)


All Lung related issues





Sinusitis/Sore throat


tonifies LU Qi and Yin

Qi tonification aspects can be increased with the application of moxabustion at this point.

Bone steaming fever, night sweats, pneumonia, fullness or pain in chest and sides, pulmonary diseases, tonsillitis, goiter, skin disorders.



BL13 TCM Actions

Tonifies Lung Qi

Nourishes Lung Yin

Descends and disseminates lung qi

Clears heat from the lung

Releases the exterior


BL13 TCM Patterns

Lung Yin Deficiency

Lung Qi Deficiency

Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold/Wind Heat


BL13 Neuroanatomy

Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous thoracic nerves from T3
Dermatome Segment: T3
Deeper Structures: Dorsal rami of spinal nerves from T3


BL13 Notes

UB 13, being the Back-Shu point of the Lung, is indicated for any Lung issue, whether that be physical or emotional (i.e. grief and sadness). Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs.