Zhonglushu BL29 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Zhonglushu is in the centre of the body, where the Qi of the muscles on both sides of the spine is infused into the back.
Zhonglushu-BL29

Nomenclature:

Zhong: centre Lu: muscles on both sides of the spine Shu:Point
Zhonglushu is in the centre of the body, where the Qi of the muscles on both sides of the spine is infused into the back.
Point: BL29
Chinese Name: 中膂俞
Name: Zhonglushu
English Name/Meaning: Mid-Spine Transporter
Pinyin: zhōng lǚ shū
Han Geul 한글: jung nyeo nae yu 중려내유
Romaji: chū ryo yu?
Vietnamese: Trung lữ du

Location:

1.5cun lateral to the Governor meridian, at the level of the third posterior sacral foramen.

Functions:

Strengthens the lumbar spine, warms yang and dispels cold.

Moves qi and blood.

Indications:

Dysentry, hernia, stiffness and pain of the lower back (lumbar/sacral spine), Disc herniation, Sciatica.

Method:

Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

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.