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Urinary Bladder 62 (UB 62)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shenmai, Ninth Channel (Extending Vessel)

Location
In the depression directly below the external malleolus.

Indications
Epilepsy, mania, headache, dizziness, insomnia, backache, aching of the leg.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the chanel, benefits the eyes, relaxes the sinews, opens the Yang Qiao Mai Vessel, clears the mind, eliminates interior wind.

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.