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A healthy bladder meridian manifests itself by good energy (chi). This is due to the proper elimination of waste from the body (physical and emotional).
The positive emotions associated with the bladder meridian when it is strong are courage, achievement, knowing where one is going.
An imbalance in this meridian is reflected by nervous tension and over reaction to problems.
Lower back problems often occur. Hair growth in the sacral area indicates a weakness in this meridian.
The negative emotions associated with the bladder meridian when it is weak are fear, shyness, not knowing where you are going.
The bladder meridian is connected to the endocrine system. It affects the reproductive system and the uterus in women.
The bladder meridian is the longest meridian in the body. It consists of 67 Tsubos.
Together with Kidney meridian, the Bladder meridian is responsible for purification and regulation. They rid the body of toxin and control the amount of fluid is retained in the body.
The bladder meridian contains special tsubo points known as YU points. YU points are connected to the main organs in the body. A tenderness in one of the Tsubos may indicate an imbalance in the corresponding organ.
The main YU points on the bladder meridian are (see above chart):
13 Many lung problems, including asthma, bronchitis, flu, etc..
14 Tachycardia, hypertension, etc..
15 Heart related problems, including angina pectoris, palpitation, etc..
17 Emotional tension, nausea, skin allergies
18 Rib pains, liver and gall-bladder illnesses, eye problems
19 as 18 plus back pains
20 Spleen and Pancreas illnesses, diabetes, loss of appetite
21 Stomach illnesses, gastrointestinal problems, dyspepsia, vomiting
22 Diarrhea, dyspepsia, lower back problem
Related to kidneys, good for re-energizing, nephritis, etc..
25 Large intestines problems including constipation, vomiting, lumbar pain
27 Small intestines problems, swollen legs, enteritis, menstrual problems