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Urinary Bladder 25 (UB 25)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dahcangshu, Large Intestine's Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to Yaoyangguan (Du 3), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth lumbar vertebra.

Indications
Low back pain, borborygmus, abdominal distension, diarrhea, constipation, pain, muscular atrophy, numbness and motor impairment of lower extremities, sciatica.

Traditional Action
Promotes the function of the Large Intestine, strengthens the lower back, removes obstructions from the channel, relieves fullness and swelling.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.