Bu: step Lang: corridor
Bulang lies along the Zhongting (middle courtyard). When the Qi of the meridian flows here, it is stepping into a corridor on either side of a courtyard.
Chinese Name: 步廊
English Name/Meaning: Walking Corridor
Pinyin: bù láng
Han Geul 한글: bo rang 보랑
Romaji: hō ro?
Vietnamese: Bộ lang
In the fifth intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.
Functions and indications of bulang:
- Opens the chest (asthma, pain in the ribs, rebellious qi).
- Opens lung and sedates cough (asthma, fullness in the chest, pain from bronchitis).
Transverse-oblique insertion directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.
Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the heart, lung and/or liver.