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Urinary Bladder 59 (UB 59)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Fuyang, Instep Yang

Location
3 cun directly above Kunlun (UB 60).

Indications
Heavy sensation of the head, headache, low back pain, redness and swelling of the external malleolus, paralysis of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, invigorates the Yang Qiao Mai Vessel, strengthens the back.

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.