Fuyang BL59: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yang here means "exterior and superior". Fuyang is on the superior aspect of the tarsus and on the lateral aspect of the leg.


Fu: tarsus Yang: yang of yin-yang
Yang here means “exterior and superior”. Fuyang is on the superior aspect of the tarsus and on the lateral aspect of the leg.
Point: BL59
Chinese Name: 跗阳
English Name/ Meaning: Instep Yang
Pinyin: fū yáng
Han Geul 한글: bu yang 부양
Romaji: fu yō
Vietnamese: Phụ dương


This point lies three (3) cun directly above Kulun (BL60).

Functions of Fuyang BL59:

  • Disperse wind damp in the channel and connecting vessels.
  • Clears the channel.
  • Invigorates Yang Qiao Mai.
  • Strengthens the back.


Heavy sensation of the head, headache, low back pain, redness and swelling of the external mallelous, paralysis of the lower extremities.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.


  • Xi-cleft point.
  • Crossing point.

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.