UB 67
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UB 67 Zhi Yin 至陰

“Reaching Yin”

ZHI to arrive at

YIN yin

Other Names

Location and Needling:

Lateral nail angle of the 5th toe.
0.1 cun

Contraindications and Cautions


Urinary Bladder,
Jing-Well point, Metal point on water meridian. Mother point, tonification point.

Tendinomusclar meridian departure gathers at SI-18

Brings down Yang energy from the head, nose eyes, wind heat, chronic allergies, headache
Removes dampness and dampheat from lower jiao
Revival point, clears the brain, brightens the eyes.
Name: Yin transforms into Yang at this point. regulates qi, and blood flow of yang into yin.
Turns Fetus (Moxa)
If there is pain anywhere in the body, needling this point will make it disappear.
The energy coming from the meridian of the KD (KI-1) enters the UB meridian here

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:43

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