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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 45

Urinary Bladder 45

Chinese Name: Yixi (English translation: Yi Xi)

Location: On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 6th thoracic vertebra.


  • Cough, asthma
  • Pain of the shoulder and back

Functions: Descends Lung Qi, clears Heat, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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