Chengfu BL-36 Acupuncture Point

Chengfu BL-36

Chinese: 承扶

Pinyin: Chéng Fú

Location

In the middle of the transverse gluteal fold. Locate the point in prone position. 

How to locate

First find the midpoint of the popliteal crease, which is vertically below Chengfu BL-36. It is in the midpoint of the gluteal crease, at the transition between the buttocks and the posterior aspect of the thigh. 

Main actions

  1. Removes Obstructions from the Channel
  2. Treats haemorrhoids

Needling

Vertically 1–2 cun. 

Commentary for Chengfu BL-36

Chengfu BL-36 is mostly used as a local point for Painful Obstruction syndrome of the Channel. It treats lower back pain that spreads down along Bladder Channel to buttock and legs. The pain normally gets worse when the patient is seated. 

Furthermore, it is also able to treat haemorrhoids, even thought the other two Bladder points (Chengshan BL-57 and Feiyang BL-58) are used more frequently.