UB-12 (Feng Men)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Fengmen 风门

English translation:

Wind Gate

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra.

Classification:

Crossing point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian and Du Vessel

Indications:

  • Respiratory disorders (common cold / bronchitis / asthma / pleurisy / pneumonia / whopping cough), cough, stiff neck, back pain.
  • Headache, nasal obstruction, shoulder pain, fever, jaundice, urticaria, abscess on the back, vomiting, heat sensations.
  • Heavy eye, sneezing, tonsillitis, agitation, infantile malnutrition, hemiplegia, quadriplegia

Functions:

Releases the exterior, strengthens Wei Qi, spreads and descends Lung Qi, regulates Ying and Wei Qi.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun