Urinary Bladder 42 (UB 42)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Pohu, Door of the Corporeal Soul (Po)
3 cun lateral to the Du Meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the third thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapula.
Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.
Stimulates the descending of Lung Qi, regulates Qi, clear heat, stops cough and asthma, subdues rebellious Qi.
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