Weicang BL-50 Acupuncture Point

Weicang BL-50

Chinese: 胃仓

Pinyin: Wèi Cāng

Location

3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra (T12). 

How to locate

First locate the spinous process of T7, which is level with the inferior angle of the scapula, when the patient is seated with their arms hanging down. T12 is five thoracic vertebra below. 

Weicang BL-50 is 3 cun lateral to the lower border of T12. Weishu BL-21 is at the same level but 1.5 cun lateral to T12.  

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

Harmonizes the Middle Burner

Needling

Obliquely 0.3–0.8 cun.

Caution: Pneumothorax, especially with asthenic patients or patients with emphysema.

Commentary for Weicang BL-50

Weicang BL-50 is not an important point of the Bladder Channel.

Its main point is to regulate the Middle Burner