UB-22 (San Jiao Shu)


Chinese Name:

Sanjiaoshu 三焦俞

English translation:

San Jiao Shu


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


Back-Shu point of the San Jiao


  • 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.


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


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.


Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.

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