Urinary Bladder 21 (UB 21)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Weishu, Stomach's Hollow
1.5 cun lateral to the Du Meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.
Pain in the chest and hypochondriac and epigastric regions, anorexia, abdominal distension, bororygmus, diarrhea, nauses, vomiting.
Regulates and tonifies Stomach Qi, resolves damp, pacifies the Stomach, relieves retention of food.
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