Wuchu BL5: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Wuchu BL5 lies 1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.
Wuchu-BL5

Nomenclature:

Wu: fifth Chu:place
Wuchu is the fifth point of the bladder meridian of Foot-taiyang.
Point: BL5
Chinese Name: 五处
English Name/Meaning: Fifth Place
Pinyin: wǔ chǔ
Han Geul 한글: o cheo 오처
Romaji: go sho(?)
Vietnamese:Ngũ xứ

Location:

1 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Functions of wuchu:

  • Dispels wind and clears heat.
  • Opens the channel and the luo vessels.
  • Opens the orifices (especially the eyes) and revives consciousness.
  • Sedates liver yang.

Indications:

Headache, blurring of vision, epilepsy, convulsion.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Has similar indication as of BL4.

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.