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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.

昆仑足外踝。跟骨上边寻。转筋腰尻痛。暴喘满中心。

取步行不得。一动即呻吟。若欲求安乐。须于此穴针。

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.

承注:昆仑治足躁骨跗骨之病,为最特效。腰痛转筋亦善。

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

Actions:

  • 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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