Kidney Meridian

Bulang KI22: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Bu: step Lang: corridor
Bulang lies along the Zhongting (middle courtyard). When the Qi of the meridian flows here, it is stepping into a corridor on either side of a courtyard.
Point: KI22
Chinese Name: 步廊
English Name/Meaning: Walking Corridor
Pinyin: bù láng
Han Geul 한글: bo rang 보랑
Romaji: hō ro?
Vietnamese: Bộ lang


In the fifth intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.

Functions and indications of bulang:

  • Opens the chest (asthma, pain in the ribs, rebellious qi).
  • Opens lung and sedates cough (asthma, fullness in the chest, pain from bronchitis).


Transverse-oblique insertion directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.


Exit point.


Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the heart, lung and/or liver.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.