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Urinary Bladder Meridian (Toot Tai Yang) Points

UB-44 (Shen Tang)


Chinese Name:

Shentang 神堂

English translation:

Spirit Hall


On the back, 3.0 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra.


Asthma, cardiac pain, palpitation, stuffy chest, cough, stiffness and pain of the back.


Activates the meridian, frees the chest, calms the Shen.


UB 44 is the outer Back-Shu of the Heart. Its special feature is that it helps treat the psychological/spiritual aspect of the Heart. It is usually used to treat Anxiety, insomnia, and depression.


Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun.

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