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Urinary Bladder 51 (UB 51)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Huangmen, Vitals Door (Gate)

Location
3 cun lateral to Zuanshu (Du 5), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the first lumbar vertebra.

Indications
Abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal mass.

Traditional Action
Regulates the Triple Burner, ensures the smooth spread of the Triple Burner Qi to the Heart region.

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.