Theory

UB 18 - Acupuncture Point - Gan Shu


UB 18 Names

  • English Name: Liver Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Gan Shu
  • Chinese Character: 肝俞

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 18 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for all Liver related conditions: hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis, Blood stagnation, Qi stagnation, etc.
  • Main point for eye problems, pain, itching, dryness, redness, blurred vision, visual dizziness, twitching.
  • Main point for LV related emotional issues such as anger, depression, irritability, frustration, stress a/or PMS.
  • Useful for hypochondriac a/or subcostal pain/distention.


UB 18 Point Associations


UB 18 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



UB 18 Conditions Treated

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

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

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


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