UB-42 (Po Hu)

UB41-UB54

Chinese Name:

Pohu 魄户

English translation:

Soul/Spirit Door

Location:

On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Indications:

Pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, cough, asthma, neck rigidity, pain in the shoulder and back.

Functions:

Descends rebellious Lung Qi, relieves cough, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes:

UB 42 is the outer Back-Shu of the Lung. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Lung. So, it is generally used to treat prolonged sadness and grief.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.