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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 21

Urinary Bladder 21

Chinese Name: Weishu (English translation: Stomach Shu)

Location:  On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Stomach

Indications:

  • Epigastric distention, vomiting
  • Abdominal distention, borborygmus

Functions: Regulates and harmonizes Stomach Qi, resolves Dampness, alleviates food stagnation.

Notes: 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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