UB-43 (Gao Huang)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Gaohuang 膏肓

English translation:

Vitals

Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

  • Pulmonary tuberculosis, night sweats, cough, spitting blood/hemoptysis.
  • Poor memory, seminal emission.
  • Asthma, Spleen and Stomach Xu (poor digestion), Xu conditions/weakness/fatigue, pleurisy, neurasthenia, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.
  • Wind taxation, affect damage, heart disease, frozen shoulder, pain along the spine, all hypersecretions, sensation of energy rising and rushing to the upper body.

Functions:

Nourishes Lung Yin, tonifies Qi and strengthens the body, nourishes Essence.

Notes:

UB 43 is unique in that it tonifies the Qi of the whole body and strengthens weak and deficient people. Using moxa on this point works well.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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