UB-47 (Hun Men)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Hunmen 魂门

English translation:

Door of the Ethereal Soul

Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 9th thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

Pain in the chest and hypochondriac region, back pain, vomiting, diarrhea.

Functions:

Regulates Liver Qi, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes:

UB 47 is the outer Back-Shu of the Liver. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Liver. It is usually used to treat depression, frustration, and stress.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.