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Urinary Bladder 37 (UB 37)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yinmen, Huge Gate (Gate of Abundance)

Location
6 cun below to Chengfu (UB 36) on th eline joining Chengfu (UB 36) and Weizhong (UB 40).

Indications
Pain in the lower back and thigh, muscular atrophyk pain, numbness and motor impairment of the lower extremities, hemiplegia.

Traditional Action
Strengthens the lumbar spine, soothes the sinews and quickens the connecting vessels, relieves pain.

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.