Urinary Bladder 44 (UB 44)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shentang, Mind Hall (Spirit Hall)
3 cun lateral to Shendao (Du 11), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the fifth thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Asthma, caridac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back.
Loosens the chest and rectifies Qi, suppresses cough and stabilizes dyspnea, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels.
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