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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 47

Urinary Bladder 47

Chinese Name: Hunmen (English translation: Door of the Ethereal Soul)

Location: On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.


  • Chest congestion and hypochondrium, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Back pain

Functions: Regulates Liver Qi, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes: UB 47 is the outer Back-Shu of the Liver. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Liver. It is usually used to treat depression, frustration, and stress.

Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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