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Urinary Bladder 39 (UB 39)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Weiyang, Supporting Yang (Bent Yang)

Location
Lateral to Weizhong (UB 40), on the medial border of the tendon of muscle biceps femoris.

Indications
Stiffness and pain of the lowe back, distension and fullness of the lower abdomen, edema, dysuria, cramp of the leg and foot.

Traditional Action
Opens the water passages in the Lower Burner, stimulates the transformation and excretion of fluids in the Lower Burner, beneftis the Bladder.

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.