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Urinary Bladder 63 (UB 63)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jinmen, Golden Door

Location
Anterior and inferior to to Shenmai (UB 62), in the depression lateral to the cuboid bone.

Indications
Clears heat, stops pain.

Mania, epilepsy, infantile convulsion, backache, pain in the external malleolus, motor impairment and pain of the lower extremities.

Traditional Action
Soothes the sinews and quickens connecting vessels, opens portals, quiets the spirit.

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.