UB-67 (Zhi Yin)

UB59-UB67

Chinese Name:

Zhiyin 至阴

English translation:

Reaching Yin

Location:

On the lateral side of the end of the small toe, .1 cun from the corner of the nail.

Classification:

Jing-Well point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian

Indications:

Headache, eye pain
Difficult labour.
Nasal obstruction, epistaxis, retained placenta, malpositioned fetus, nebula, soles of feet hot, skin disorders, loss of consciousness, lin syndrome, seminal emission, irritability, Wei syndrome.
Pain sometimes in chest, sometimes in flank, Yin malaria without sweating, pain at knee and ankle joints, swelling of knee and foot.

Functions:

Eliminates Wind, clears the head and eyes, turns the fetus and helps labor.

Notes:

UB 67 is the point to turn the fetus. Because this point is the place where the UB meridian and Kidney meridian connect, it can regulate the Kidney and tonify Qi. If the Kidney Qi is not sufficient, it is difficult to maintain the fetus in the correct position. The deficiency of Kidney Qi also causes lack of strength, making the labor difficult. UB 67 regulates and tonifies Kidney Qi. Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling:

Superficial insertion .1. Use moxibustion for malposition of fetus.