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Urinary Bladder 46 (UB 46)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Geguan, Diaphragm's Pass

Location
3 cun lateral to Zhiyang (Du 9), level with the lower border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra, approximately level with the inferior angle of the scapula.

Indications
Dysphagia, hiccup, vomiting, belching, pain and stiffness of the back.

Traditional Action
Dysphagia, hiccups, vomiting, belching, pain and stiffness of the back.

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.