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Man Dan Yang Acupuncture: The 12 Miraculous Points – Part 8

Man Dan Yang was a practitioner of Daoism in the 12th century. As a young man he developed great skill in acupuncture and moxibustion (Zhen Jiu 针灸). He left behind an ode to 12 miraculous acu-points, today known as Man Dan Yang Acupuncture. If you want to learn a few acupuncture points that produce consistent results in treating a variety of illnesses, learn these!

This article presents Man Dan-Yang’s ode to the eighth acu-point, Kunlun (BL-60).

崑侖 Kunlun “Kunlun Mountain” BL-60

Kunlun, on the outside of the ankle, search [for it] alongside the bone.
 Twisted, painful sinews (spasm) in the back and coccyx. 
Violent wheezing and fullness in the chest, difficulty in taking a step, or immediately groaning upon movement.
 If you seek relief, one must needle this point.



Notes: Kunlun governs foot restlessness and heel and instep bone problems, for which it is especially good. It is also good for spasms and pain in the low back.


Kunlun “Kunlun Mountain” BL-60

  • Used for sinew, low back and gluteal pain
  • Sudden wheezing and vigorous fullness in the Heart
  • Difficulty walking on feet, one movement causes one to moan and groan


  • Clears Heat & Lowers Yang
  • Pacifies Wind and Leads Down Excess
  • Activates Entire Bladder Channel & Alleviates Pain
  • Relaxes Sinews and Strengthens Lumbar Spine
  • Promotes Labor

Other Modern Indications:

  • Headache and Dizziness
  • Neck; Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain (rear); Scapular Pain
  • Fullness of Chest and Cough
  • Eye Problems
  • Pain of Ankle, Heel, Calf
  • Contraindicated In Pregnancy


崑侖 Kunlun “Kunlun Mountain” BL-60

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