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Urinary Bladder 36 (UB 36)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Chengfu, Receiving Support

Location
In the middle of the transverse gluteal fold. Locate the point in prone position.

Indications
Pain in the lower back and gluteal region, constipation, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.

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.