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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 19

Urinary Bladder 19

Chinese Name: Danshu (English translation: Gall Bladder Shu)

Location:  On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 10th thoracic vertebra.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Gall Bladder


  • Jaundice, bitter taste in mouth, pain in the hypochondrium
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis, hectic fever

Functions: Regulates and strengthens Gall Bladder Qi, resolves Gall Bladder/Liver Damp-Heat, clears Shaoyang pathogens.

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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