폐유(BL13 肺兪)와 고황(BL43 膏肓)

 

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It is said that the upper back is the area where aging is manifested first.  When you are getting old, you feel stiff and itchy on your back.  It is easy to see aging people asking their children or partners to scratch their back.  When this is not possible, they buy the helping hand, which is called “good son’s hand” in Korea.  Many people buy the product for their parents or grand parents when they come back from any kinds of travels.  You might want to try using it on your back.  You will know why aging people keep using it.

gao huang xuBL13 and BL43 are among the “must” moxa points.  According to Dr Namsu Kim (more often called “Gudang”), the two points will benefit you and bring you longevity, when you keep doing moxa on the points on a regular basis.  It is well known in the classic books that there are no diseases that cannot be treated with BL43.

People tend to spend more time working with computer than ever.  They do not notice that their back becomes stiff until it becomes unbearable.  I always make sure that I use the points whenever I treat patients with shoulder pain or upper back pain.  The points are located over Rhomboid minor and Rhomboid major muscles.  They seem to loosen up tightness and relax muscles in the upper back.

 

 

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