Chengguang BL-6 Acupuncture Point

Chengguang BL-6

Chinese: 承光

Pinyin: Chéng Guāng

Location

1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline and 2.5 cun within the anterior hairline. 

On the other hand, this point is at the medial third and lateral two-thirds of the distance from anterior midline to the line vertically from Touwei ST-8. 

Chengguang BL-6 is also 1.5 cun posterior to Wuchu BL-5

How to locate

First locate the midpoint of the anterior hairline and Baihui DU-20 on the vertex. The distance between these two point is 5 cun. 

Chengguang BL-6 is in the midpoint of these two reference points and also 1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Main actions

  1. Expels Wind-Heat
  2. Clears Head and benefits the eyes and nose

Needling

Transversely 0.5–1 cun. 

Commentary for Chengguang BL-6

Chengguang BL-6 is not a major point of the Bladder Channel

Its main function is to expels Wind-Heat, so as to clear the head as well as benefits the eyes and nose.