Vertically 0.5–1 cun.
Caution: Reducing Needling techniques is contraindicated during pregnancy, except for inducing labor.
Kunlun BL-60 is an important point with various functions.
First of all, it is widely used as a distal point for treating back pain by removing obstructions from the Channel. Comparing with Weizhong BL-40, another major Bladder Channel point for the same indication, BL-60 is more for chronic back pain due to Deficiency rather than acute Excess reason. Other typical manifestations caused by Painful Obstructions syndromes are stiff and pain of the neck, occiput and shoulders as well as sciatica.
Thirdly, the point is also widely used to clear Internal Heat from the Bladder Channel. As a result, it eases symptoms such as feeling of heat in the head, nose bleeding as well as red, pain and swelling of the eyes.
Finally, it is used as a empirical point to induce labor and release placenta by invigorating the Blood. Therefore, it is contracted to be needled during pregnancy.