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Fufen BL41: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Fufen BL41: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Fufen BL41: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
March 15
22:18 2019
The bladder meridian runs downwards bilaterally from the neck. Fufen is at the beginning of the second line attached to the first line.

Fufen-BL41

Nomenclature:

Fu: attached Fen: separation
The bladder meridian runs downwards bilaterally from the neck. Fufen is at the beginning of the second line attached to the first line.
Point: BL41
Chinese Name: 附分
Name: Fufen
English Name/Meaning: Attached Branch
Pinyin: fù fēn
Han Geul 한글: bu bun 부분
Romaji: fu bun(?)
Vietnamese:Phụ phân

Location:

3 cun lateral to the governor meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.

Functions:

Dispels wind and cols, strengthens tendons and invigorates the connecting vessels.

Indications of fufen:

Stiffness and pain of the shoulder, back and neck, numbness of the elbow and arm.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Meeting point of Bladder and Small Intestine channel.
  • Good for cough and cold.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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