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Pohu BL42: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Pohu BL42: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Pohu BL42: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
March 15
22:40 2019
The lung stores the spirit. Pohu, BL42 is at the level of feishu (BL13), like a door for the Qi of the lung.

Pohu-BL42

Nomenclature:

Po: spirit          Hu: door
The lung stores the spirit. Pohu is at the level of feishu (BL13), like a door for the Qi of the lung.
Point: BL42
Chinese Name: 魄户
Name: Pohu
English Name/Meaning: Door of the Corporeal Soul
Pinyin: pò hù
Han Geul 한글: baek ho 백호
Romaji: haku ko
Vietnamese:Phách hạ

Location:

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

Functions:

  • Opens the lungs and regulates the lung Qi.
  • Calms dyspnoea and suppresses cough.
  • Soothes the corporeal soul.

Indications of Pohu:

Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, dry cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Sadness, distress,depression, suicidial thinking.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Remarks:

Meeting point of bladder and small intestine channel.

Precautions:

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

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