Urinary Bladder 39 (UB 39)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Weiyang, Supporting Yang (Bent Yang)
Lateral to Weizhong (UB 40), on the medial border of the tendon of muscle biceps femoris.
Stiffness and pain of the lowe back, distension and fullness of the lower abdomen, edema, dysuria, cramp of the leg and foot.
Opens the water passages in the Lower Burner, stimulates the transformation and excretion of fluids in the Lower Burner, beneftis the Bladder.
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