UB-25 (Da Chang Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Dachangshu 大肠俞

English translation:

Large Intestine Shu

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the Large Intestine

Indications:

  • Borborygmus, diarrhea/dysentry, abdominal pain, constipation, low back pain.
  • Abdominal distension, sciatica, back stiffness, lin syndrome, nephritis, appendicitis, intestinal haemorrhage, wei and bi syndromes of the lower limbs.
  • Difficult ingestion, poor digestion, incontinence of urine, beriberi.

Functions:

Regulates the large intestines, strengthens the low back, removes obstructions from the meridian.

Notes:

UB 25 is very good for either diarrhea or constipation. It is also very effective local point for low back pain. 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 insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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