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Shangliao

Synonyms:
  1. 上髎
  2. BL31

Shangliao
Shangliao #

Shangliao(BL31,上髎) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Taiyang Bladder Meridian of Foot.

Location

On the lst posterior sacral foramen, midway between the lower border of the posterior superior iliac spine and the midline.

Indication

  • ①Retention of urine, constipation;
  • ②irregular menstruation, leukorrhagia, prolapse of the uterus;
  • ③seminal emission, impotence;
  • ④lower back pain.

Method

Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 inches. Moxibustion is applicable.