Ciliao BL32 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Ciliao lies in the region of sacrum, medial and inferior to the posterior- superior iliac spine, in the 2nd posterior sacral foramen.
Ciliao-BL32

Nomenclature:

Ci: second Liao: foramen
Ciliao is at the second posterior foramen.

Point: BL32
Chinese Name: 次髎
Name: Ciliao
English Name/Meaning: Second Crevice
Pinyin: cì liáo
Han Geul 한글: cha ryo 차료
Romaji: ji ryō
Vietnamese:Thứ liêu

Location:

Ciliao lies in the region of sacrum, medial and inferior to the posterior- superior iliac spine, in the 2nd posterior sacral foramen.

Functions:

Regulates lower Burner (for genital problems, regulates hormones, infertility, sterility, prolapse, orchitis).
Strengthens the lower back and legs (sacroiliac joint, sciatica, lumbar point).

Indications of Ciliao:

  • Main point of the urinary system: difficulty in urination, cystitis, retention, enuresis, etc.
  • Benefits diseases of the genital system: impotence, spermatorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, prolonged labor, morbid leucorrhea, seminal emission.
  • Pain of the local area: lumbosacral pain, weakness or paralysis in the lower limbs.
  • Main point of the acupuncture anaesthesia in the lower abdomen.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 1-1.5 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.

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