Bladder Meridian

Pangguangshu BL28 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Pangguangshu is the place where the Qi of the bladder infuses into the back.


Pangguang: Bladder        Shu:point
Pangguangshu is the place where the Qi of the bladder infuses into the back.

Point: BL28
Chinese Name: 膀胱俞
Name: Pangguangshu
English Name/Meaning: Bladder Transporter
Pinyin: páng guāng shū
Han Geul 한글: bang wang yu 방광유
Romaji: bōkō yu
Vietnamese:Bàng quang du


1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd sacral vertebra.


  • Regulates bladder (any urinary problems, drying out dampness, renal/bladder stones).
  • Benefits lumbar vertebrae.

Indications of Pangguangshu:

  • Pangguangshu is the main point for diseases of the urinary bladder and its functional regulation: obstruction of urination, difficulty in urination, frequent urination, retention or enuresis, incontinence of urine.
  • Also benefits in diarrhea, constipation;
  • Main point for Stiffness and pain of the local area, sciatica.


Perpendicularly 0.8-1.2cun


Back-Shu Point of the Urinary Bladder.


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.