UB-52 (Zhi Shi)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Zhishi 志室

English translation:

Will Power Chamber

Location:

On the lower back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.

Indications:

  • Seminal emission, lin syndrome, low back pain and stiffness.
  • Impotence, prostatitis, edema, nephritis, poor digestion, vomiting, genital swelling/pain/sores, cholera, enuresis, fullness/pain in sides.
  • Cannot swallow food, abdominal distension, irregular menstruation, eczema of the scrotum, genital disorders, genitourinary diseases, paralysis of lower limb.

Functions:

Tonifies the kidneys, benefits urination, strengthens the low back.

Notes:

UB 52 is the outer Back-Shu of the Kidney. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Kidney. It is usually used to strengthen will power.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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