Shenshu (English translation: Kidney Shu)
On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower
border of the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebra.
Back-Shu point of the Kidney
- Enuresis, dysuria, edema
- Spermatorrhea, impotence, irregular
- Deafness, tinnitus, cough, asthma
- Hemiplegia, lumbar pain, bone disease
Strengthens the Kidneys, tonifies Kidney Yang, nourishes Kidney Yin and Essence,
strengthens Kidney's ability to grasp qi, benefits the ears and bones,
strengthens the low back, resolves Dampness.
UB 23 is one of the most effective
points to tonify the Kidneys. 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: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.