Jueyinshu BL14 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Jueyinshu BL14 lies 1.5 cun lateral to Governor Vessel, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth thoracic vertebra.
Jueyinshu-BL14

Nomenclature:

Jueyin: the end of yin meridians, here referring to the Back-shu point of pericardium.
Jueyinshu is the place where the Qi of the pericardium is infused into back.
Point: BL14
Chinese Name: 厥陰俞
Name: Jueyinshu
English Name/Meaning: Jueyin Transporter
Pinyin: jué yīn shū
Han Geul 한글: gweor eum yu 궐음유
Romaji: ketsu in yu
Vietnamese:Quyết âm du

Location:

1.5 cun lateral to Governor Vessel, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth thoracic vertebra.

Functions of Jueyinshu:

  • Regulates heart.
  • Opens chest.
  • Opens channel and invigorate collaterals.

Indications:

  • Cardiac disorders: cardiac pain, palpitation, arrhythmia, tachycardia.
  • Respiratory disorders: Cough, breathlessness, stuffy chest, vomiting.
  • Mental restlessness, altered sleep.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Back-shu point of pericardium.

Precautions:

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

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.

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