UB-44 (Shen Tang)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Shentang 神堂

English translation:

Spirit Hall

Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

Asthma, cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back.

Functions:

Activates the meridian, frees the chest, calms the Shen.

Notes:

UB 44 is the outer Back-Shu of the Heart. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Heart. It is usually used to treat Anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.