Wuchu BL-5 Acupuncture Point

Wuchu BL-5

Chinese: 五处

Pinyin: Wǔ Chù

Location

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

It is also 0.5 cun above Quchai BL-4

How to locate

Measure 1 cun within the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline. 

Shangxing DU-23 is located at the same level and on the midline. 

Main actions

  1. Expels Interior Wind
  2. Subdues Rebellious Liver Qi

Needling

Transversely 0.5–1 cun. 

Commentary for Wuchu BL-5

Like its neighboring points of the Bladder Channel, Wuchu BL-5 is able to expel Wind, especially the Interior Wind of Governing Vessel. Thus it treats symptoms such as epilepsy, convulsions or spine rigidity in children during a febrile disease.

Furthermore, it subdues Liver Yang and Rebellious Liver Qi