UB-65 (Shu Gu)

UB59-UB67

Chinese Name:

Shugu 束骨

English translation:

Restraining Bone

Location:

On the lateral aspect of the foot, posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Shu-Stream point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian

Indications:

Mania, headache, neck rigidity, blurring of vision, backache, pain in the lower extremities.

Functions:

Clears Heat, dispels Wind, relaxes the sinews, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes:

Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.