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Urinary Bladder 64 (UB 64)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jinggu, Capital Bone

Location
Below the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indications
Clears heat, eliminates wind, calms the mind, clears the brain, strengthens the back.

Headache, neck rigidity, pain in the lower back and thigh, epilepsy.

Traditional Action
Frees the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, quiets the Heart and spirit, dissipates wind and clears heat.

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.