Jueyinshu BL-14 Acupuncture Point

Jueyinshu BL-14

Chinese: 厥阴俞

Pinyin: Jué Yīn Shū

Location

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4). 

How to locate

First locate the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra (C7), which is still palpable when the neck is being flexed and extended, while the 6th cervical vertebra (C6) starts to slide anteriorly and gradually disappears. 

The spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4) is four spinous process below C7.

Or first locate the 3th thoracic vertebra (T3), which is generally on the level of the medial end of the scapular spine, when the patient is seated with their arms hanging down. T4 is one thoracic vertebra below. 

Jueyinshu BL-14 is 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of T4. Gaohuangshu BL-43 is at the same level but 3 cun lateral to T3. 

Points located between BL-41 and BL-54 are in the outer branch of the Bladder Channel, while these between BL-12 and BL-30 are in the inner branch. 

 

Main actions

  1. Regulates the Heart
  2. Opens the chest and eases pain

Needling

0.5–1 cun obliquely towards the spine.

Or 1 to 1.5 cun transversely towards the spine. This method applied more often as it allows the patients to lie in a supine position easily during needling retention. 

Caution: Pneumothorax.

Commentary for Jueyinshu BL-14

Jueyinshu BL-14 is an important point, widely used in various Heart disorders. It has a powerful effect on invigorating Qi on the chest and eliminating pain there. Typical diseases include arrhythmia, tachycardia, angina pectoris and coronary heart disease. 

It should be used with Reducing Needling method to resolve Qi or Blood Stagnation in the chest.