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Urinary Bladder 13 (UB 13)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Feishu, Lung's Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to Shenzhu (Du 12), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra.

Indications
Cough, asthma, chest pain, spitting of blood, afternoon fever, night sweating.

Traditional Action
Stimulates the Lung dispersing and descending function, regulates Lung Qi, regulates Nutritive and Defensive Qi, tonifies Lung Qi, stops cough, clears heat.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.