Names Of Gan Shu

UB 18 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is UB 18 ?

UB 18 Location

UB 18 Image


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What Is UB 18 Used For?

UB 18 Clinical Usages

  • Main point for all Liver related conditions in TCM terms - physical and psycho-emotional.
  • Physical liver issues such as - hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis.  Generalized blood stagnation, qi stagnation, etc.
  • Brightens the eyes - important point for eye problems, pain, itching, dryness, redness, blurred vision, visual dizziness, twitching, night blindness.
  • Spreads liver qi and stablizes the spirit - important point for LV related emotional issues such as anger, depression, irritability, frustration, stress a/or PMS.
  • Useful for hypochondriac a/or subcostal pain/distention.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 18 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use UB 18 ?

What Points Are Near UB 18 ?

GV 8 Sinew Contraction

  • Reinforces Liver Back-shu (UB 18), special point for spasms in the sinews, general muscles tightness and contraction, spine stiffness, combine with GB 34, Huatuo of T9-T10, UB 18, LV 3, LV 8, LV 14.
  • Stress, irritability, physical heart pain, repressed anger, overly expressed anger.
  • Manic depression, epilepsy.
  • Mentioned for epigastric and cardiac pain.  

UB 47 Hun Gate

  • Reinforce the LV Back Shu (UB 18) and help treat the psycho-emotional aspects of the LV: depression, frustration, etc.
  • Local poin.

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