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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 65

Urinary Bladder 65

Chinese Name: Shugu (English translation: Restraining Bone)

Location: On the lateral aspect of the foot, posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification: Shu-Stream point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian


  • Manic psychosis, headache, neck rigidity
  • Pain of the lumbar and leg
  • Anal pain

Functions: Clears Heat, dispels Wind, relaxes the sinews, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes: Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.

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