Urinary Bladder 23 (UB 23)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shenshu, Kidney's Hollow
1.5 cun lateral to Mingmen (Du 4), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.
Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, low back pain, weakness of the knee, blurring of vision, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, edema, asthma, diarrhea.
Tonifies the Kidneys and nourishes the Kidney essence, strengthens the lower back, nourishes blood, benefits bones and marrow, resolves damp, strengthens Kidney function of reception of Qi, brightens the eyes, benefits the ears.
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