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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 28

Urinary Bladder 28

Chinese Name: Pangguangshu (English translation: Bladder Shu)

Location:  In the region of the sacrum, 1.5 cun lateral to the middle sacral crest, at the level of the 2nd posterior sacral foramen.

Classification: Back-Shu point of the Urinary Bladder

Indications:

  • Dysuria, enuresis
  • Stiffness and pain of the lower back, leg pain
  • Diarrhea, constipation

Functions: Regulates the Bladder, resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat, removes stagnation, opens the water passages.

Notes: UB 28 is commonly used for urinary complications. 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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