Bladder Meridian

Kunlun BL60 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

The lateral mallelous is shaped like a mountain. Kunlun, BL60 is located next to it.


Kun-lun: Name of mountain in west china.
The lateral malleolus is shaped like a mountain.The point  lies next to it.

Point: BL60
Chinese Name: 昆仑
Name: Kun-lun
English Name/Meaning: Kunlun Mountains
Pinyin: kūn lún
Han Geul 한글: gol lyun 곤륜
Romaji: kon ron
Vietnamese: Côn lôn (luân)


Posterior to the external malleolus, in the depression between the prominence of the external malleolus and the Achilles tendon.


  • Disperse wind and clears the channel (Bladder channel headache, low/mid/upper back and neck).
  • Relaxes the sinews and transforms damp (ankle swelling/pain ).
  • Benefits the lower back (Low back pain).

Indication of Kunlun BL60:

  • Main point for chronic low back problems, lumbar pain, heel pain.
  • Headache, stiff neck.
  • Prolonged labor.
  • Epilepsy.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun. 2.


Jing-river point.
Best used for chronic low back pain.
Helps to pull qi downward.


It is contraindicated in pregnant women.


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.

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