KD 22 - Acupuncture Point - Bulang

  • English Name:  Corridor Walk
  • Pinyin Name:  Bulang
  • Chinese Character:  步廊
  • In the 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 16.
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  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

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The (KD) Kidney Meridian has 27 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions

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CV 16
Center Palace
  • Local point for chest and intercostal distention and pain.
  • Hiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting.  
ST 18
Breast Root
  • Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swelling, insufficient lactation.
  • Chest tightness/oppression, asthma, cough.
SP 21
Great Embracement
  • Mentioned classically that when this point is deficient, all the joints are flaccid, and when excess, pain all over the body.
  • Pain of the thoracic region.
  • Descends lung qi - cough, chest oppression, shortness of breath.
SP 17
Food Hole
  • Promotes smooth spleen qi (digestion), moves water stagnation - fullness of the chest and/or lateral costal region, abdominal distention perhaps with water swelling, belching, vomiting after eating, boborygmus.

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GB 22
Armpit Abyss
  • Local Point.

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GB 23
Sinew Seat

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