UB-59 (Fu Yang)

UB40_UB55-UB60

UB59-UB67

Chinese Name:

Fuyang 跗阳

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:

Heavy sensation of the head, headache, low back pain, redness and swelling of the external malleolus, paralysis of the lower extremities.

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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