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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 59

Urinary Bladder 59

Chinese Name: Fuyang (English translation: Instep Yang)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 3 cun directly above UB 60.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Yang Qiao Vessel

Indications:

  • Headache, heavy sensation of the head
  • Lumbosacral pain, pain, numbness and weakness of the lower extremities, swelling and pain of the external malleolus

Functions: Activates the meridian, benefits the low back and legs, alleviates pain.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .8 - 1.2 cun.

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