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Urinary Bladder 16 (UB 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Dushu, Governing Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to Lingtai (Du 10), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra.

Indications
Cardiac pain, abdominal pain.

Traditional Action
Regulates the Heart, invigorates blood.

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.