Ganshu (English translation: Liver Shu)
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower
border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.
Back-Shu point of the Liver
- Pain in the hypochondrium, jaundice
- Eye diseases, vomiting, epistaxis
- Manic psychosis, back pain
Moves stagnant Liver Qi, regulates and nourishes Liver Blood, resolves
Damp-Heat, benefits the eyes and sinews, dispels Wind.
UB 18 is very helpful for any Liver
related condition. 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.