Theory

UB 19 - Acupuncture Point - Dan Shu


UB 19 Names

  • English Name: Gallbladder Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Dan Shu
  • Chinese Character: 膽俞

Location


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UB 19 Clinical Uses

  • Shao Yang level diseases, alternating fever and chills.
  • Main point for damp heat in the Liver and Gall Bladder: hepatitis, cholecystitis, jaundice, vomiting, flank pain and distension, bitter taste in the mouth. Often combined with the LV Shu (UB 18).
  • UB 17 & UB 19 are classcially known as the "Four Flowers," useful for tonifying the Blood.
  • Pain along the GB meridian (sides of the body) from any etiology, intercostal neuralgia, rib pain, trauma, herpes zoster.
  • Gall Bladder related emotional issues: indecision, timidity, fear.  As well as damp-heat related psycho-emotional issues such as insomnia, anxiety (often with bitter taste in the mouth), palpitations.



UB 19 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 19 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 7

  • GV 7  Central Pivot
    • Local point for back pain.
    • Epigastric pain, abdominal pain a/or bloating, poor appetite, amenorrhea.
    • Reinforce UB 19 Gallbladder Shu. 

UB 48

  • UB 48  Yang Headrope
    • Local Point.



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