UB-22 (San Jiao Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Sanjiaoshu 三焦俞

English translation:

San Jiao Shu

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 1st lumbar vertebra.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the San Jiao

Indications:

  • Borborygmus, abdominal distension, vomiting, pain and stiffness of low back.
  • Edema.
  • Indigestion, diarrhea, dysentry, jaundice, visual dizziness, headache, enuresis, nephritis.
  • Neurasthenia, stomachache, spasms of the stomach, spasm of the stomach and intestine, patient thin without appetite, all digestive disoders, after catching a cold the patient presents with headache / vomiting /an irritating sensation in back and shoulder/spine is stiff / has diarrhea, large accumulations and gateherings in the lower abdomen, urinary retention, impotence, body fever, alternating fever and chills.

Functions:

Regulates and and moves the San Jiao, opens and regulates water passages, benefits urination, resolves Dampness.

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 insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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