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Urinary Bladder Meridian (Toot Tai Yang) Points

UB-43 (Gao Huang)


Chinese Name:

Gaohuang 膏肓

English translation:



On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra.


  • Pulmonary tuberculosis, night sweats, cough, spitting blood/hemoptysis.
  • Poor memory, seminal emission.
  • Asthma, Spleen and Stomach Xu (poor digestion), Xu conditions/weakness/fatigue, pleurisy, neurasthenia, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.
  • Wind taxation, affect damage, heart disease, frozen shoulder, pain along the spine, all hypersecretions, sensation of energy rising and rushing to the upper body.


Nourishes Lung Yin, tonifies Qi and strengthens the body, nourishes Essence.


UB 43 is unique in that it tonifies the Qi of the whole body and strengthens weak and deficient people. Using moxa on this point works well.


Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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