Cuanzhu BL2 Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Cuanzhu is at the end of the eyebrow, which looks like a luxuriant bamboo plant is indicated for eye disorders like blurred vision, redness..


Cuan : to assemble               zhu: bamboo
Cuanzhu is at the end of the eyebrow, which looks like a luxuriant bamboo plant.

Point: BL2
Chinese Name: 攢竹
Name: Zanzhu
English Name/Meaning: Gathered Bamboo
Pinyin: cuán zhú
Han Geul 한글: chan juk 찬죽
Romaji: san chiku
Vietnamese:Toản trúc


On the face, in the depression of the medial end of the eyebrow, on the supraorbital notch.

Functions of Cuanzhu:

  • Dispels wind.
  • Brightens eyes.
  • Opens the nose.


  • Various eye disorders like blurred vision, redness, pain and swelling of the eyes, lacrimation, twitching of the eyelid.
  • Also for headache, trigeminal neuralgia,pain in the supraorbital region, facial paralysis.
  • Nasal disorders: rhinitis, sinusitis, nosebleed.
  • Hiccups.


  • Transverse-oblique insertion inferiorly towards Jingming BL-1 for eye diseases.
  • Transverse lateral insertion to join with Yuyao for supraorbital pain.
  • Prick to bleed for heat disorders.


Cuanzhu is the main point for eye disease.


This point is contraindicated for moxibustion.

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.