Names Of Bulang

KD 22 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Corridor Walk
  • Pinyin Name: Bulang
  • Chinese Character: 步廊
Meridian Information

Where Is KD 22 ?

KD 22 Location

  • In the 5th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 16.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is KD 22 Used For?

KD 22 Clinical Usages

  • Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use KD 22 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use KD 22 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near KD 22 ?

CV 16 Center Palace

  • Local point for chest and intercostal distention and pain.
  • Hiccups, nausea, anorexia, difficulty ingesting.  

ST 18 Breast Root


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  • Any issues with the breasts - mastitis, pain/swelling, insufficient lactation.
  • Chest tightness/oppression, asthma, cough.

SP 21 Great Embracement


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  • 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


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  • 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.

GB 22 Armpit Abyss

  • Local Point.

GB 23 Sinew Seat

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