Calms the Mind
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.
As the Heart Back Transporting point, Xinshu BL-15 is a major point, used for various Heart patterns.
First of all, it calms the Mind by eliminating Heart Fire or Heart Empty Heat. Thus it treats symptoms such as anxiety, weeping, fright, insomnia, excessive dreaming and manic depression. Reducing Needling method should be applied for this type of Excess case.
On the other hand, Xinshu BL-15 is also able to nourish the Heart with Tonifying Needling method or direct moxibustion. Thus it treats symptoms such as poor memory and concentration, disorientation, mental confusion, depression as well as delayed speech development in children due to Heart Yin Deficiency. It stimulates the Brain and, at the same time, calms the Mind.