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Urinary Bladder 55 (UB 55)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Heyang, Yang Union

Location
2 cun directly below Weizhong (UB 40), between the medial and lateral heads of muscle gastrocnemius, on a line joining Weizhong (UB 40) and Chengshan (UB 57).

Indications
Low back pain, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Strengthens the lumbus and boosts the Kidney, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels; regulates the penetrating and conception vessels.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OConnor, 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.