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.
Chinese Name: 附分
English Name/Meaning: Attached Branch
Pinyin: fù fēn
Han Geul 한글: bu bun 부분
Romaji: fu bun(?)
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.
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.
Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.
- Meeting point of Bladder and Small Intestine channel.
- Good for cough and cold.
Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.