Weicang BL50 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Weicang, BL50 is at the level of Weishu (Bl21). The stomach receives food, just like a storehouse.
Weicang-BL50

Nomenclature:

Wei : stomach Cang: storehouse
Weicang, BL50 is at the level of Weishu (Bl21). The stomach receives food, just like a storehouse.
Point: BL50
Chinese Name: 胃仓
Name: Weicang
English Name/Meaning: Stomach Granary
Pinyin: wèi cāng
Han Geul 한글: wi chang 위창
Romaji: i sō
Vietnamese:Vị thương

Location of Weicang:

3 cun lateral to the Governor meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the twelveth thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

Harmonizes the stomach and middle jiao.

Indications:

Abdominal distension, pain in the epigastric region and back, poor indigestion.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

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.