Pucan BL61: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Pucan is at the lateral aspect of the heel, and is therefore exposed when a servant pays his respects.


Pu: servant Can: paying respects
Pucan is at the lateral aspect of the heel and is therefore exposed when a servant pays his respects.
Point: BL61
Chinese Name: 仆參
Name: Pucan
English Name/Meaning: Servant’s Respect
Pinyin: pú cān
Han Geul 한글: bok cham 복참
Romaji: boku shin(?)
Vietnamese: Bộc tham


Posterior and inferior to the external mallelous, directly below Kunlun (Bl60), lateral to calcaneum, at the junction of the red and white skin.


Disperses swelling and relieves pain, relaxes sinew.


Muscular atrophy and weakness of the lower extremities, pain in the heel.


Transverse insertion 0.3 to 0.5 cun.


Meeting point or Yang Qiao vessel and Bladder Meridian.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.