Names Of Wei Shu

UB 21 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Stomach Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Wei Shu
  • Chinese Character: 胃俞
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 21 ?

UB 21 Location

UB 21 Image


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What Is UB 21 Used For?

UB 21 Clinical Usages

  • Main point for all Stomach related issues in TCM diagnostic terms - harmonizes the stomach, transforms damp and resolves stagnation:  food stagnation, abdominal distention, borborygmus, mouth ulcers, vomiting, belching, nausea, etc.
  • Dissolve accumulations/lumps in the abdomen, combine with Pigen (point for lumps, tumors), 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L1.  Due to the same qi stagnation resolving functions it may also be useful for pain in the chest, stomach/spleen area and lateral costal margin area.
  • As the point also regulates the upward rising qi functions, it is used for prolapse of the rectum and uses with other points for hiatal hernias.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 21 ?

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 21 ?

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".

What Points Are Near UB 21 ?

UB 50 Stomach Granary

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