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Urine Bladder Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-orbiclar muscle of eye-upper side of superior lacrimal duct-between internus muscle of the eye and orbiral lamina of ethmoid bone.
In the superficial layer, there are the supratrochlear nerve and the ophthalmic branches of the trigeminal nerve, and the branches or tributaries of the angular artery and vein. In the deep layer, there are the branches or tributaries of the ophthalmic artery and vein, the branches of the ophthalmic nerve and the branches of the oculomotor nerve.


Location:
Upright sitting or supine position; 0.1 cun medial to and 0.1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye, near the medial border of orbital bone.
Function:
Improving acuity of vision, purging away the heat, expelling the wind, and removing obstruction from the collaterals.


Indications:
Myopia, hyperopia, astigmia, color blindness, optic neuritis, optic atrophy, retinitis, retinal hemorrhage, glaucoma, electric ophthalmitis, early mild cataract, leucoma, pterygium, facial paralysis, lacrimation inducedby irritation of wind, congestive or itching bulbus oculi, nasal obstruction, and lumbago. Jingming (BL1) point can be used for treating all of the ocular diseases. It is also effective for acute lumbago.


Prescription:
Combined use with HeguLI4 (Hegu (LI4) Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of conjunctivitis; with BinaoLI14 (Binao (LI14)), and ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point) for treatment of high myopia; with GuangmingGB37 (Guangming (GB37) Luo-Connecting Point) for treatment of retinal hemorrhage; with TongziliaoGB1 (Tongziliao (GB1)), CuanzhuBL2 (Cuanzhu (BL2)), SizhukongTE23 (Sizhukong (TE23)), YuyaoEXHN4 (EX-HN4), SibaiST2 (Sibai (ST2)), ShangxingGV23 (Shangxing (GV23)) and YangbaiGB14 (Yangbai (GB14)) for treatment of night blindness; and with XingjianLR2 (Xingjian (LR2) Ying-Spring Point) for treatment of nyctalopia.


Methods:
Insert the needle perpendicularly 0.1-1 cun deep (shallow needling by lifting and thrusting repeatedly on the nasal bone twenty times would get excellent effect for treatment of lacrimation induced by irritation of the wind); needling response: local soreness and distension, radiating toward the posterior.
Note:
Bid the patient to close his eyes when pushing and fixing gently the eyeball to the lateral side and enlarging the space between the musculus rectus medialis and the ethmoidal orbital lamina by the left hand of the doctor. Puncture slowly 0.3-0.5 cun deep along the orbital margin. Don't lift, thrust and twirl the needle with large amplitude, or else the needle would injure the eyeball, the optic nerve and the branches of ophthalmic artery, etc.

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