UB-49 (Yi She)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Yishe 意舍

English translation:

Reflection Abode

Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 11th thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

Abdominal distension, borborygmus, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in swallowing.

Functions:

Regulates the Spleen and Stomach, clears Damp-Heat.

Notes:

UB 49 is the outer Back-Shu of the Spleen. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Spleen. Therefore, it can be used to treat memory, over-thinking, or obsessive thinking.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.