Chengfu Bl36: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Chengfu is on the upper part of the femur at the midpoint of the gluteo-femoral crease, its function is to enable the lower limbs to sustain the body weight.
Chengfu-BL36

Nomenclature:

Cheng: Sustaining Fu: support
Chengfu is on the upper part of the femur at the midpoint of the gluteo-femoral crease, its function is to enable the lower limbs to sustain the body weight.
Point: BL36
Chinese Name: 承扶
Name: Chengfu
English Name/Meaning: Hold and Support
Pinyin: chéng fú
Han Geul 한글: seung bu 승부
Romaji: sho fu(?)
Vietnamese:Thừa phù

Location:

On the posterior side of the thigh, at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease.
OR,
In the center of the transverse gluteal crease in a depression between the hamstring muscles.

Functions:

  • Relaxes sinew and invigorated the channel.
  • Treats hemorrhoids.

Indications:

Pain in the lower back and gluteal region, constipation, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of lower extremities.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun.

Remarks:

  • Good for hemorrhoids.
  • Good point for sciatica, paralysis of limbs.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.