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Urinary Bladder 04 (UB 4)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Quchai, Deviating Turn

Location
1.5 cun lateral to Shenting (Du 24) at the junction of the medial third and lateral two-thirds of the distance from Shenting (Du 24) to Touwei (ST 8).

Indications
Headache, nasal obstruction, epistaxis, blurring and failing of vision.

Traditional Action
Discharges heat and opens the portals, clears the head and brightens the eyes.

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.