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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 25

Urinary Bladder 25

Chinese Name: Dachangshu (English translation: Large Intestine Shu)

Location:  On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Large Intestine

Indications:

  • Abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Lumbar pain
  • Urticaria

Functions: Regulates the large intestines, strengthens the low back, removes obstructions from the meridian.

Notes: UB 25 is very good for either diarrhea or constipation. It is also very effective local point for low back pain. 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: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

 

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