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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 60

Urinary Bladder 60

Chinese Name: Kunlun (English translation: Kunlun Mountains)

Location: On the foot, behind the external malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the external malleolus and tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Acute lumbar pain, swelling and pain of the heel
  • Difficult labor
  • Headache, neck stiffness, dizziness, epistaxis
  • Infantile convulsion

Functions: Expels Wind, clears Heat, relaxes the sinews, removes obstructions from the meridian, promotes labor.

Notes: UB 60 is an important point to help ease difficult labor. Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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