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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 27

Urinary Bladder 27

Chinese Name: Xiaochangshu (English translation: Small Intestine Shu)

Location:  In the region of the sacrum, 1.5 cun lateral to the middle sacral crest, at the level of the 1st posterior sacral foramen.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Small Intestine


  • Pain in the lumbosacral region and knees
  • Lower abdominal distention and pain, dysuria
  • Spermatorrhea, leukorrhea

Functions: Promotes the functions of the Small Intestine, resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat, benefits urination.

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: Perpendicular or oblique insertion .8 - 1.2 cun.


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