Xinshu (English translation: Heart Shu)
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower
border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
Back-Shu point of the Heart
- Cardiac pain, palpitation, chest congestion,
shortness of breath
- Cough, hematemesis
- Insomnia, forgetfulness, epilepsy
- Nocturnal emission, night sweating
Strengthens and nourishes the Heart, calms the Shen, regulates Heart Qi, opens
the chest, resolves Blood stagnation, clears Heart Heat/Fire.
UB 15 is one of the best points for
Anxiety, especially if the pattern is due to heat. 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,
Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.