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Urinary Bladder 21 (UB 21)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Weishu, Stomach's Hollow

Location
1.5 cun lateral to the Du Meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.

Indications
Pain in the chest and hypochondriac and epigastric regions, anorexia, abdominal distension, bororygmus, diarrhea, nauses, vomiting.

Traditional Action
Regulates and tonifies Stomach Qi, resolves damp, pacifies the Stomach, relieves retention of food.

Contraindications


References:

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

OíConnor, 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.