The Bladder Meridian

Guardian of Peace

Bladder Meridian - Flow - bladder meridian

The Bladder Meridian is a Yang Meridian and is paired with the Yin Kidney Meridian.

This meridian is the longest and most complex meridian.

It starts at the inner portion of the eyelid and travels across the front of the head to the back of the head.

The bladder meridian then forms two branches that travel down the back to the sacrum along the spine. It then goes along the middle of the butt, and then to the back of the thigh.

The two branches then meet behind the knee and travel between the calf along the Achilles tendon to the outside of the foot.

The Bladder Meridian ends at the outside of the baby toe.

Bladder Meridian Charts and Book - Body Meridians


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Element: Water element

Physical Imbalances:

headaches, back problems, or urinary problems including excessive urination and incontinence, pain in the eyes, tearing and colds. See also: 7 Emotions

Emotional Imbalances:

Lack of energy, being inflexible and fearful - Resisting change and basic negative attitude are also expressions of Bladder Meridian imbalance.

When Balanced: Hopeful, looking forward, calm and peaceful

Peak Hours: 3 pm -5 pm

Foods: Water, also salted (minerals) water, enters the kidneys and bladder meridians to support the kidneys in extracting wastes from the blood, producing urine and maintaining the body’s fluid balance. The bladder meridian is in charge of storing and expelling urine.

Bladder Meridian Acupoint Charts

Bladder Meridian Acupuncture Points -

BL1 – Jingming/Bright Eyes Blurred vision, dizziness, near-sightedness, night blindness, color blindness

BL2 – Cuanzhu/Bamboo Gathering Facial distortion, blurred vision, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, twitching of eyelids, prolapse of eyelids, headache

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BL3 – Meichon/Eyebrow Ascension - Headache, vertigo, nasal congestion

BL4 – Quchai/Deviating Turn - Headache, nasal congestion, epistaxis, blurring of vision

BL5 – Wuchu/Fifth Place – Headache, dizziness

BL6 – Chengguang/Light Guard - Blurring of vision, dizziness

BL7 – Tongtian/Celestial Connection - Nasal congestion, nasal polyps, nasal ulcers, rhinorrhea, epistaxis, headache, dizziness, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, twitching of eyelids, prolapse of eyelids, headache

BL8 – Luoque/Declining Connection Blurring of vision, tinnitus

BL9 – Yuzhen/Jade Pillow Headache and neck pain, blurring of vision, nasal congestion

BL10 – Tianzhu/Celestial Pillar Headache, stiff neck, dizziness, headache, pain in the shoulder and back, depressive psychosis, epilepsy.

Bladder Meridian Acupuncture Points -

Bladder Meridian Acupuncture Points -

BL11 – Dazhu/Great Shuttle Stiff neck, pain in the shoulder and back, headache, nasal obstruction, sore throat, cough and fever

BL12 – Fengmen/Wind Gate Common cold, cough, fever, headache, neck stiffness, pain in the chest and back

BL13 – Feishu/Lung Shu Fever, cough, hemoptysis, night sweating, nasal congestion

BL14 – Jueyinshu/Pericardium Shu Angina pectoris, palpitation, vomiting, cough, chest congestion

BL15 – Xinshu/Heart Shu Angina pectoris, palpitation, chest congestion, shortness of breath, insomnia, cough and night sweating

BL16 – Dushu/Governing Shu Angina pectoris, chest congestion, gastric pain, abdominal pain, cough, asthma

BL17 – Geshu/Diaphragm Shu Vomiting, Acute epigastric pain, hiccup, dysphagia, blood in the stools, cough, asthma  

BL18 – Ganshu/ Liver Shu Jaundice, dizziness, eye diseases, vomiting, back pain, epilepsy

BL19 – Danshu/Gall Bladder Shu Jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, fever

BL20 – Pishu/Spleen Shu - Abdominal distention, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, blood in the stools

BL21 – Weishu/Stomach Shu Vomiting, abdominal distention, pain in the chest and back

BL22 – Sanjiaoshu/Triple Burner Shu Abdominal distention, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, stiffness and pain in the loins and back

BL23 – Shenshu/Kidney Shu Lower back pain, deafness, tinnitus, cough, asthma

BL24 – Qihaishu/Sea of Qi Shu Abdominal distention, hemorrhoids

BL25 – Dachangshu/Large Intestine Shu Abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding hemorrhoids, lumbar pain

BL26 – Guanyuanshu/Origin Pass Shu Pain in the lumbosacral region, abdominal distention, diarrhea, frequent urination

BL27 – Xianochangshu/Small Intestine Shu Diarrhea, urinary problems, lower abdominal distention and pain

BL28 – Pangguangshu/Bladder Shu Dysuria, stiffness and pain in loins and spine, leg pain, diarrhea, constipation

BL29 – Zhonglushu/Central Backbone Shu Diarrhea, hernia, lower back pain and stiffness

BL30 – Baihuanshu/White Ring Shu Irregular menstruation, hernia

BL31 – Shhangliao/Upper Bone Hole Dysuria, impotence, irregular menstruation, prolapse of uterus

BL32 – Ciliao/Second Bone Hole Irregular menstruation, pain, weakness, and numbness of the lower extremities, hernia, dysuria, impotence

BL33 – Zhongliao/Central Bone Hole Irregular menstruation, constipation, diarrhea, unsmooth urination

BL34 – Xialiao/Lower Bone Hole Lower abdominal pain, constipation, unsmooth urination, irregular menstruation

BL35 – Huiyang/Meeting of the Yang Diarrhea, blood in the stools, hemorrhoids, impotence

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BL36 – Chengfu/Support Pain in the waist, haemorrhoids

BL37 – Yinmen/Gate of Abundance Lumbar pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities

BL38 – Fuxi/ Superficial Cleft – relieves pain and moves the triple warmer, pain and/or numbness in the buttocks, pain along the meridian in the thigh or outer thigh. Draws heat from the lower warmer - small intestine heat, hard stools from heat in the large intestine

BL39 – Weiyang/ Bend Yang Stiffness and pain of waist and spine, lower abdominal distention, spasmodic pain in foot and legs

BL40 – Weizhong/Bend Middle Lumbar pain, spasm and weakness of the legs


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BL41 – Fufen/Attached Branch Rigidity and pain of the neck, spasm of the shoulder and back, numbness of the elbow and arm

BL42 – Pohu/Door of the Corporeal Soul Cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, neck stiffness, pain in the shoulder and back

BL43 – Gaohuang/Vital Center Shu Pulmonary tuberculosis, cough, asthma, poor appetite, loose stools, emaciation and weakness, aching pain in the shoulder and back

BL44 – Shentang/Spirit Hall Cardiac pain, palpitations, insomnia, chest congestion, cough, asthma

BL45 – Yixi/Yixi Cough, asthma, pain of the shoulder and back

BL46 – Geguan/Diaphragm Pass Vomiting, belching, hiccup, stiffness and pain of the back and spine

BL47 – Hunmen/Hun Gate Chest congestion and hypochondrium, vomiting, diarrhea, back pain, relieves pelvic tension.

BL48 – Yanggang/Yang Headrope Jaundice, abdominal pain, borborygmus, diarrhea, diabetes

BL49 – Yishe/Reflexion Abode Abdominal distention, vomiting, diarrhea

BL50 – Weicang/Stomach Granary Abdominal distention, infantile dyspepsia, edema

BL51 – Huangmen/Huang Gate Abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal mass, breast disease

BL52 – Zhishi/Will Chamber Impotence, lumbar stiffness and pain

BL53 – Buohuang/Bladder Huang Lumbar pain, abdominal distention

BL54 – Zhibian/Sequential Limit Dysuria, constipation, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities, hemorrhoids

BL40 – Weizhong/Bend Middle Lumbar pain, spasm and weakness of the lower extremities, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea

BL55 – Heyang/Yang Union Lumbar stiffness and pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, hernia

BL56 – Chengjin/Sinew Support Hemorrhoids

BL57 – Chengshan/Mountain Support Hemorrhoids

BL58 – Feiyang/Taking Flight Headache, dizziness, pain and weakness of the lumbar and leg, hemorrhoids

BL59 – Fuyang/Instep Yang Headache, heavy sensation of the head, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities

Bladder Meridian Acupuncture Points -

Bladder Meridian Acupuncture Points -

BL60 – Kunlun/Kun Lun Mountains Acute lumbar pain, swelling and pain of the heel, difficult labor, headache, neck stiffness, dizziness

BL61 – Pucan/Subservient Visitor Pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities

BL62 – Shenmai/Extending Vessel Chronic fatigue, epilepsy, manic psychosis, insomnia, headache, neck rigidity, pain of the lumbar and leg

BL63 – Jinmen/Metal Gate Headache, manic psychosis, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, lumbar pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the external malleolus

BL64 – Jinggu/Capital Bone Headache, neck rigidity, cataract. Source point for bladder. Regulates the bladder and calms the spirit.

BL65 – Shugu/Bundle Bone Headache, neck rigidity, pain of the lumbar and the leg, dizziness

BL66 – Zutonggu/Valley Passage Headache, neck rigidity, dizziness, psychosis

BL67 – Zhiyin/Reaching Yin Headache, eye pain, nasal congestion, difficult labor

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