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Urinary Bladder 45 (UB 45)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yi Xi, Yi Xi (Laughing Sound)

Location
3 cun lateral to Lingai (Du 10), at the level of th lwer border of the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra, on the spinal border of the scapulat.

Indications
cough, asthma, pain of the shoulder and back.

Traditional Action
Resolves the exterior and clears heat, diffuses the Lung and rectifies Qi, frees the channels and quickens the connecting vesels.

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.