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.
All the Meridian flows and Acu-points...
Element: Water element
headaches, back problems, or urinary problems including excessive urination and incontinence, pain in the eyes, tearing and colds. See also: 7 Emotions
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.
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
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
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
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
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