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Urinary Bladder 52 (UB 52)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhishi, Will Power Chamber

Location
3 cun lateral to Mingmen (Du 4), at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Indications
Nocturnal emission, impotence, enuresis, frequency of urination, dysuria, irregular menstruation, pain in the back and knee, edema.

Traditional Action
Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens the back, reinforces the will power.

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.