Bladder Meridian

Meichong BL3: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Meichong BL3 is directly above Zanzhu, 0.5 within the anterior hairline, between Shenting (GV24) and Quchai (BL4).


Mei: eyebrow Chong: upward
Meichong is at the anterior hairline, directly above the eyebrow.
Point: BL3
Chinese Name: 眉冲
Name: Meichong
English Name/Meaning: Eyebrows’ Pouring
Pinyin: méi chōng
Han Geul 한글: mi chung 미충 b
Romaji: i shō
Vietnamese:Mi xung


Directly above Zanzhu, 0.5 within the anterior hairline, between Shenting (GV24) and Quchai (BL4).

Functions of Meichong:

  • Brightens the eyes.
  • Benefits the nose.


  • Headache, epilepsy, giddiness, epilepsy, nasal obstruction.
  • Eyes disorders: blurred vision, pain in eyes, dry eyes, itching sensation in eyes.
  • Upper jiao problems: disorders of heart and lungs.


Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.


During needling, point backwards from the front of head. Except in nosebleed.


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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