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UB32 (Urinary Bladder 32) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ciliao
English Name: Second Foramen

Location: In the second sacral foramen.

Precautions: Forbidden during pregnancy as this point stimulates uterine contractions (promotes oxytocin).

Functions:

Regulates the Lower Jiao, removes blood stasis from the uterus and regulates menses, eliminates Damp-Heat from the uterus (treats vaginal discharge), strengthens the low back and legs.

Primary Indications:

Irregular menses, vaginal discharge, low back pain.

Secondary Indications:

Wei and bi syndromes of the lower limbs.

Tertiary Indications:

Hernia, dysmenorrhea, sciatica, orchitis, constipation, lin syndrome, delayed labor, borborygmus and diarrhea, epigastric fullness.

Other Indications:

Vomiting, peritonitis, enuresis, impotence, nocturnal emission, female sterility, uterine prolapse, metritis, endometritis, ovaritis, pain due to excess of energy, sensation of cold in the back, cold knees, weak feet.

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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