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Weicang BL50 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Weicang BL50 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Weicang BL50 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
March 21
16:15 2019
Weicang, BL50 is at the level of Weishu (Bl21). The stomach receives food, just like a storehouse.

Weicang-BL50

Nomenclature:

Wei : stomach Cang: storehouse
Weicang, BL50 is at the level of Weishu (Bl21). The stomach receives food, just like a storehouse.
Point: BL50
Chinese Name: 胃仓
Name: Weicang
English Name/Meaning: Stomach Granary
Pinyin: wèi cāng
Han Geul 한글: wi chang 위창
Romaji: i sō
Vietnamese:Vị thương

Location of Weicang:

3 cun lateral to the Governor meridian, at the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the twelveth thoracic vertebra.

Functions:

Harmonizes the stomach and middle jiao.

Indications:

Abdominal distension, pain in the epigastric region and back, poor indigestion.

Method:

Oblique insertion towards lateral 0.3 to 0.5 cun.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or needling in a wrong direction carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.

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