Xialiao BL34: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Xialiao BL 34 lies on the sacrum, medial and inferior to Zhongliao (BL33), just at the fourth posterior saral foramen.
Xialiao-BL34

Nomenclature:

Xia: lower Liao: foramen
Xialiao is at the fourth posterior sacral foramen.
Point: BL34
Chinese Name: 下髎
Name: Xialiao
English Name/Meaning: Lower crevice
Pinyin: xià liáo
Han Geul 한글: ha ryo 하료
Romaji: ge ryō?
Vietnamese:Hạ liêu

Location:

On the sacrum, medial and inferior to Zhongliao (BL33), just at the fourth posterior saral foramen.

Functions of Xialiao:

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

Indications:

  • Genital problems, regulates hormones,eneuresis, infertility, uterine prolapse, leucorrhoea, orchitis.
  • Low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, numbness in lumbar and sacral region.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

One of the point of baliao.

Precautions:

No needling during pregnancy.

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.