Theory

UB 15 - Acupuncture Point - Xin Shu


UB 15 Names

  • English Name: Heart Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Xin Shu
  • Chinese Character: 心俞

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 15 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for all heart related issues from a TCM perspective, blood and circulatory related issues of an excess or deficient nature.
  • Nourishes the spirit and calms the shen - main point for all heart related emotional issues: palpitations, anxiety, easily frightened (ht/kd), stress, poor memory. Useful with PC 6, HT 7, CV 14 a/or UB 14.
  • Particularly important point for insomnia.
  • Night sweats in Heart Qi a/or Yin deficiency.


UB 15 Point Associations


UB 15 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



UB 15 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

GV 11

  • GV 11  Spirit Path
    • Important point for spirit problems, palpitations, anxiety, poor memory, muddled thinking, absent-mindedness, insomnia, has strong effect on mind and mood, combine with Huatuo of T5 and UB 15 for stress.
    • Pain and stiffness of the upper back, cardiac region pain a/or discomfort, cough, asthma.
    • Differentiation: GV 11 is mostly for deficiency of HT & LU whereas GV 12 is more for excess of HT & LU.  

UB 44

  • UB 44  Spirit Hall
    • Reinforce the HT Shu (UB 15) and treat Heart related psycho-emotional issues: anxiety, insomnia, et.

TH 13

  • TH 13 Upper Arm Convergence
    • Local Point



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