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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 56

Urinary Bladder 56

Chinese Name: Chengjin (English translation: Sinew Support)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun below UB 40, on the line connecting UB 40 and UB 57, in the center of the belly of m. gastrocnemius.

Indications:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Spasm and pain of the lumbar and leg

Functions: Relaxes the sinews, activates the meridian, treats the heel and foot.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun.

 

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