Theory

UB 23 - Acupuncture Point - Shen Shu


UB 23 Names

  • English Name: Kidney Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Shen Shu
  • Chinese Character: 腎俞

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 23 Clinical Uses

  • For all Kidney related issues which effect the brain, bone, hair, teeth a/or hearing.
  • Male deficiency related sexual problems: impotence, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, sterility, exhaustion following ejaculation.
  • Female sexual and reproductive disorders: dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, cold uterus, frigidity, infertility, leukorrhea.
  • Tonification point in deficiency conditions: exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatique, good point for the elderly as Kidney Jing is naturally depleted.
  • Main point for acute or chronic low back pain, sprains a/or strains.
  • Useful for KD related ear issues: tinnitus, deafness, chronic ear infections.


UB 23 Point Associations


UB 23 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 23 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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