UB-21 (Wei Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Weishu 胃俞

English translation:

Stomach Shu

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 12th thoracic vertebra.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the Stomach

Indications:

  • Epigastric pain, borborygmus, vomiting.
  • Stomach and Spleen Xu/poor digestion/Poor appetite.
  • abdominal distension, pain in chest and sides, nausea/regurgitation, gastritis, gastric spasms, gastric ulcer, emaciation, back pain, diarrhea/cholera, enlargement of liver, difficulty in swallowing, cold stomach, intestinal parasitosis, night blindness, jaundice, muscular contractures.
  • Insomnia, prolapsed stomach, gastrointestinal disorders, prolapse of the rectum, accumulation lumps persisting for many years, all disorders due to perverse energy of dampness.

Functions:

Regulates and harmonizes Stomach Qi, resolves Dampness, alleviates food stagnation.

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:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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