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UB17 (Urinary Bladder 17) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Geshu
English Name: Diaphragm

Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the seventh thoracic vertebra.

Nature:

One of the Eight Meeting Points: for blood

Functions:

Clears heat from the blood, transforms blood stasis, regulates the blood, expands the chest and diaphgram, reinforces xu conditions, harmonizes Stomach Qi.

Primary Indications:

Cough, hemoptysis/spitting blood, vomiting/belching.

Tertiary Indications:

Difficulty in swallowing, bone steaming fever, asthma, night sweats, hiccoughs, all TCM blood disorders (hemorrhage, anemia, urticaria), cardiac inflammation, stomach cancer, enteritis, abdominal distension/pain, back pain and stiffness, bi syndrome, lassitude, hypersomnia.

Other Indications:

Mania and withdrawal, pleurisy, inflammation of chest, cardiac pain, gastric hyperacidity, anorexia, even if temperature is normal the patient cannot eat; if he eats it causes cardiac pain, evacuation difficulty, nephritis, tuberculosis of the lymph glands, cold abscess, spasms, swelling, dilation and atony, abundant sweating even in cold weather.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Urinary Bladder channel:

(UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, UB12, UB13, UB14, UB15, UB16, UB17, UB18, UB19, UB20, UB21, UB22, UB23, UB24, UB25, UB26, UB27, UB28, UB29, UB30, UB31, UB32, UB33, UB34, UB35, UB36, UB37, UB38, UB39, UB40, UB41, UB42, UB43, UB44, UB45, UB46, UB47, UB48, UB49, UB50, UB51, UB52, UB53, UB54, UB55, UB56, UB57, UB58, UB59, UB60, UB61, UB62, UB63, UB64, UB65, UB66, UB67)

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