Urinary Bladder 55 (UB 55)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Heyang, Yang Union
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).
Low back pain, pain and paralysis of the lower extremities.
Strengthens the lumbus and boosts the Kidney, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels; regulates the penetrating and conception vessels.
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