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Seattle Acupuncture- The Urinary Bladder Meridian

The urinary bladder in Chinese medicine has a similar function as it does in western medicine, to store urine. Its function is straight forward but the meridian does a lot of wonderful things.

As you can see the Urinary Bladder is a huge meridian, the biggest meridian in the entire body. It has a total of 67 acupuncture points and runs from the inner corner of the eye, up the forehead, down the back (twice), down the back of the legs to the outside of the pinky toe. The time of the Urinary Bladder is from 3-5 pm. The Urinary Bladder Meridian is also called the Foot Tai Yang Meridian. It is paired with the Hand Tai Yang Meridian, also known as the Small Intestine Meridian. This shows a relationship between our digestive tract and the excretion of urine. The urinary bladder is a yang organ with its paired yin organ being the kidneys. Both of the these organs deal with the regulation of water in the body. Other things to note with the Urinary Bladder Meridian is that it is used quite often in the treatment of back pain and for the regulation of every organ in the body. This is because the channel runs next to every nerve root that comes out of the spine. The Urinary Bladder Meridian runs down the back twice, the inner channel interacts with the nerve roots while the outer channel deals with balancing the emotions associated with every organ. This shows how important the Urinary Bladder Meridian is to any acupuncture treatment. Below are some common points used on this channel.

UB1 – used for the treatment of eye disorders

UB2- used for eye disorders and sinus congestion

UB10- used for headaches behind the head, tight upper traps, and to help relieve back pain

UB12- helps to release a cold from the body

UB13/UB42- These points are used for the regulation of the lungs

UB14/UB43- These points are used for the regulation of the pericardium

UB15/UB44- These points are used for the regulation of the heart

UB16/UB45- These points are used for the regulation of the spine

UB17/UB46- These points are used for the regulation of the diaphram. UB17 is often used to move stagnation causing pain in the back.

UB18/UB47- These points are used to regulate the liver

UB19/UB48- These points are used to regulate the gall bladder

UB20/UB49- These points are used to regulate the spleen

UB21/UB50- These points are used to regulate stomach

UB22/UB51- These points are used to regulate the San Jiao (which is an internal system closely resembling the lymphatic system)

UB23/UB52- These points are used to regulate the kidneys

UB25- Used in the regulation of the large intestine

UB27- Used in the regulation of the small intestine

UB28- Used in the regulation of the urinary bladder

UB27 – UB34 are all used to relieve sacral pain

UB37- Relieves hamstring pain

UB40- Used to move stagnation which is causing pain in the back

UB-56/57- These points are used for calf pain

UB 60- Used to relieve back pain

UB62- This is a very common point used in treating pain, it is the master point of an extra meridian called the Yang Qiao Mai, also known as the Yang Motility Vessel. This point also helps with ankle pain.

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