UB-62 (Shen Mai)

UB59-UB67

Chinese Name:

Shenmai 申脉

English translation:

Extending Vessel

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the foot, posterior and inferior to the external malleolus, directly below UB 60, lateral to the calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Master Point of the Yang Qiao Vessel (couple with SI 3)

Indications:

Headache, dizziness/vertigo, pain in low back and legs.
Epilepsy
Psychosis, tinnitus, wind-stroke and sequelae, insomnia, dysmenorrhea, foot swelling, Bi syndrome of lower limbs, palpitations, fever and chills
Meningitis, hypertension, meniere's syndrome, eye pain due to attack of Yangqiaomai, nosebleed, swelling of the neck and armpit, rehumatism in the Kidneys, tibial paralysis, quadraplegia, pain control, dermatosis, tuberculosis, sensation of Qi rising, general fatigue.

Functions:

Dispels interior Wind, benefits the eyes and head, relaxes the sinews, treats epilepsy, calms the Shen.

Notes:

UB 62 is an excellent point for neck and back issues when coupled with SI 3.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.