Urinary Bladder 17 (UB 17)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Geshu, Diaphragm's Hollow
1.5 cun lateral to Zhiyang (Du 9), at the level of the lwer border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra.
Vomiting, hiccups, belching, difficulty in swallowing, asthma, cough, spitting of blood, afternoon fever, night sweating, measles.
Nourishes blood, invigorates blood, opesn the chest, removes obstructions from diaphragm, tonifies Qi and blood, clears heat, calms the mind, pacifices Stomach Qi.
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