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Urinary Bladder 17 (UB 17)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Geshu, Diaphragm's Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to Zhiyang (Du 9), at the level of the lwer border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra.

Indications
Vomiting, hiccups, belching, difficulty in swallowing, asthma, cough, spitting of blood, afternoon fever, night sweating, measles.

Traditional Action
Nourishes blood, invigorates blood, opesn the chest, removes obstructions from diaphragm, tonifies Qi and blood, clears heat, calms the mind, pacifices Stomach Qi.

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.