Yuzhen BL9 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Yuzhen BL9 lies 2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline and 1.3 cun lateral to the midline, in the depression on the level of the upper border of the external occipital protuberance.
Yuzhen-BL9

Nomenclature:

Yu: jade Zhen: pillow
The ancient name of the occipital bone is “Yuzhengu” (Jade pillow bone), and the point is on it.
Point: BL9
Chinese Name: 玉枕
Name: Yuzhen
English Name/Meaning: Jade Pillow
Pinyin: yù zhěn
Han Geul 한글: ok chim 옥침
Romaji: gyoku chin(?)
Vietnamese:Ngọc chẩm

Location:

2.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline and 1.3 cun lateral to the midline, in the depression on the level of the upper border of the external occipital protuberance.

Functions of Yuzhen:

  • Clears sensory organs and dispels wind.
  • Opens orifice of the mind.
  • Subdues liver yang.

Indications:

  • Headache (occipital), stiff neck,
  • Throat disorders: pain in throat, tonsilitis, difficulty in swallowing.
  • Eye disorders: eye pain, myopia.
  • Epilepsy, loss of consciousness, manic behaviour.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Remarks:

Good for occipital headache and to brighten the vision.

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.

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