UB-27 (Xiao Chang Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Xiaochangshu 小肠俞

English translation:

Small Intestine Shu

Location:

In the region of the sacrum, 1.5 cun lateral to the middle sacral crest, at the level of the 1st posterior sacral foramen.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the Small Intestine

Indications:

  • Lower abdominal pain and distension, enuresis, dysentry.
  • Seminal emission, hematuria (blood lin), vaginal discharge, low back and sacral pain, lin syndrome, constipation, hernia, dry mouth/diabetes, haemorrhoids, foot swelling.
  • Vexation, peritonitis, endometritis, prostatodynia, Yin (cold) of Bladder and Sanjiao, Yin (cold) or Yang (hot) disoders of Large and Small Intestine, special point for humoral liquids, rheumatism, sciatica.

Functions:

Promotes the functions of the Small Intestine, resolves Dampness and Damp-Heat, benefits urination.

Notes:

Back-Shu points are corresponding points on the back where the Qi of the respective Zang-Fu organ is infused. If the Five Zang organs are diseased, abnormal reactions appear on the Back-Shu points. Back-Shu points have a direct therapeutic effect on the diseases of the Five Zang organs. For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points, click here.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion .8 - 1.2 cun.


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