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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 13

Urinary Bladder 13

Chinese Name: Feishu (English translation: Lung Shu)

Location:  On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Lung

Indications:

  • Fever, cough, hemoptysis, night sweating, nasal congestion
  • Alopecia, smallpox, rash, soreness, tinea

Functions: Strengthens Lung Qi, spreads and descends Lung Qi, regulates Lung Qi, opens the chest, clears Lung Heat, stops cough.

Notes: UB 13, being the Back-Shu point of the Lung, is indicated for any Lung issue, whether that be physical or emotional (i.e. grief and sadness). Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

 

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