Fuyang BL-59 Acupuncture Point

Fuyang BL-59

Chinese: 跗阳

Pinyin: Fū Yáng

Location

On the lateral aspect of the lower leg, 3 cun above Kunlun BL-60

How to locate

First identify Kunlun BL-60 in the depressions between the malleolus tip and the Achilles tendon. 

Locate Fuyang BL-59 3 cun directly above Kunlun BL-60 and on the lateral aspect of the lower leg. 

Main actions

  1. Removes Obstructions from the Channel and eases pain
  2. Benefits the back and legs

Needling

Vertically or obliquely 1–1.5 cun

Commentary for Fuyang BL-59

Fuyang BL-59 is the Accumulation-Xi point of the Yang Stepping Vessel. Both concepts promote movement and agility, especially in the back and legs. 

BL-59 is widely used as a distal point in treating chronic lower back pain as well as weakness of the legs and back. It enhances the muscles and make the movement easier.