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Urinary Bladder 28 (UB 28)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Pangguangshu, Bladder's Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to the Du Meridian, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen.

Indications
Retention of urine, enuresis, frequent urination, diarrhea, constipation, stiffness and pain of the lower back.

Traditional Action
Regulates the Bladder, resolves dampness, clears heat, stops pain, eliminates stagnation, opens the water passages in the Lower Burner, strengthens the loins.

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.