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Urinary Bladder 32 (UB 32)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Ciliao, Second Crevice (Second Bone Hole)

Location
In the second posterior sacral foramen.

Indications
Low back pain, hernia, irregular menstruation, leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea, nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, dysuria, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Regulates Lower Burner, tonifies lumbar region and knees, nourishes the Kidneys.

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.