UB-40 (Wei Zhong)

UB36-UB40UB40

Chinese Name:

Weizhong 委中

English translation:

Supporting Middle

Location:

Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons m. biceps femoris and m. semitendinosus.

Classification:

  • He-Sea point of the Urinary Bladder
  • Command Point of the low back

Indications:

  • Vomiting and diarrhea, abdominal pain, low back pain.
  • Wei and Bi syndromes of lower limbs (Bi syndrome of knee, Bi syndrome of hip, paralysis of lower limbs).
  • Hemiplegia, sciatica, spasms of gastrocnemius, skin disorders, erysipelas, leprosy, loss of consciousness, tidal fever, night sweats, epistaxis.
  • Sore throat, throat disoders, aching among lower teeth, hair loss, torticollis, seizures, lower abdomen hard, tympanites, incontinence of urine, cystitis.

Functions:

Clears Heat, resolves Dampness, benefits the lumbar area and knees, cools the Blood, clears Summer-Heat, activates the meridian, relieves pain.

Notes:

UB 40 is an excellent point for any low back condition, acute or chronic. It is also known to help skin conditions. He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun, or prick the popliteal vein with the three-edged needle to cause bleeding.


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