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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 43

Urinary Bladder 43

Chinese Name: Gaohuang (English translation: Vitals)

Location: On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra.


  • Pulmonary tuberculosis, cough, asthma, poor appetite, loose stools, emaciation and weakness
  • Spermatorrhea, night sweating, poor memory
  • Aching pain in the shoulder and back

Functions: Nourishes Lung Yin, tonifies Qi and strengthens the body, nourishes Essence.

Notes: UB 43 is unique in that it tonifies the Qi of the whole body and  strengthens weak and deficient people. Using moxa on this point works well.

Needling: Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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