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Shangliao BL31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Shangliao BL31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Shangliao BL31: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
March 02
08:26 2019
Shangliao lies on the sacrum, at the midpoint between the posteriosuperior iliac spine and the posterior midline, just at the first posterior sacral foramen.

Shangliao-BL31

Nomenclature:

Shang: upper Liao: foramen
Shangliao is at the first dorsal sacral foramen.
Point: BL31
Chinese Name: 上髎
Name: Shangliao
English Name/Meaning: Upper Crevice
Pinyin: shàng liáo
Han Geul 한글: sang nyo 상료
Romaji: jyō ryō?
Vietnamese:Thượng liêu

Location:

On the sacrum, at the midpoint between the posterior superior iliac spine and the posterior midline, just at the first posterior sacral foramen.

Functions of shangliao:

  • Regulates lower burner.
  • Strengthens the lower back and legs.
  • Strengthens blood and essence.

Indications:

  • Impotence, infertility, sterility, difficulty in urination, leucorrhoea, uterine prolapse.
  • Pain in the lumbar and sacral region, sciatica.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.5 cun.

Remarks:

  • Action on bladder.
  • One of the point of Baliao.

Precautions:

No needling during pregnancy.

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