UB-13 (Fei Shu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Feishu 肺俞

English translation:

Lung Shu

Location:

On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.

Classification:

Back-Shu point of the Lung

Indications:

  • Hemoptysis/spitting blood, asthma, cough/bronchitis.
  • Bone steaming fever, night sweats, pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, fullness or pain in chest and sides, pulmonary diseases, tonsillitis, goiter, skin disorders.
  • Rhinorrhea, diseases or pain of nose shoulder or back, stomatitis, endocarditis, convulsions, insanity, vomiting, no pleasure in eating, abscence of sweating, deviation of spinal column, tension and stiffness in the back.

Functions:

Strengthens Lung Qi, spreads and descends Lung Qi, regulates Lung Qi, opens the chest, clears Lung Heat, stops cough.

Notes:

UB 13, being the Back-Shu point of the Lung, is indicated for any Lung issue, whether that be physical or emotional (i.e. grief and sadness). 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.