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Heyang BL55 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Heyang BL55 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Heyang BL55 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
April 29
08:45 2019
Heyang, BL55 lies 2 cun directly below Weizhong (BL40), between the medial and lateral heads of gastrocnemius, on the line joining BL40 and BL57.

Heyang-BL55

Nomenclature:

He: confluence Yang: yang of yin-yang
The meridian runs downwards from the neck, where it branches out into two lines. After meeting at weizhong (BL40), it travels downwards and gradually descends along the muscle. The higher point is considered as Yang.

Point: BL55
Chinese Name: 合阳
Name: Heyang
English Name/Meaning: Confluence of Yang
Pinyin: hé yáng
Han Geul 한글: hap yang 합양
Romaji: gō yō?
Vietnamese:Hợp dương

Location:

2 cun directly below Weizhong (BL40), between the medial and lateral heads of gastrocnemius, on the line joining Weizhong (BL40) and Chengshan (BL57).

Functions of Heyang:

  • Strengthens the lumbar spine and tonifies kidney.
  • Relaxes the sinew and invigorates the channel.

Indications:

Low back pain, cramps in the legs, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.

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