UB-11 (Da Zhu)

UB11-UB35

Chinese Name:

Dazhu 大杼

English translation:

Great Shuttle

Location:

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

Classification:

  • Converging point of Bone
  • Crossing point of the Urinary Bladder and Small Intestine Meridians
  • Sea of Blood point

Indications:

  • Cough, fever, stiff neck, pain in scapular region.
  • Headache, Bi syndrome of knee, low back pain/stiffness, common cold, bronchitis, pleurisy, tonsillitis, dyspnea/asthma, epilepsy.
  • Blurred vision with dizziness, madness, madness with body contracture, sensation of heat in the chest, abdominal pain and distension, vexation and fullness with abdominal urgency, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, infantile convulsions, muscular contractures, cannot turn around, inguinal hernia, tuberculosis of the bones, numbness of the limbs, paralysis of the extremities.

Functions:

Benefits the bones and joints, releases the exterior, dispels Wind, spreads and descends Lung Qi, stops cough.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.


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