Theory

UB 25 - Acupuncture Point - Da Chang Shu


UB 25 Names

  • English Name: Large Intestine Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Da Chang Shu
  • Chinese Character: 大腸俞

Location


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UB 25 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for low back pain especially when related to constipation a/or menstruation. Combine with local points such as GV 3, UB 26, Shiqizhui (between L5 and S1), UB 31, UB 32, GB 30 & distal points such as GB 34, GB 39, GB 41, UB 40, UB 57, UB 58, UB 60 & UB 62.
  • Main point for all intestine related issues: constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, colitis, IBS, etc.
  • Regulates the function in the colon so as potential uses for poor assimilation, limited weight gain despite eating many calories.



UB 25 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 25 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 3

  • GV 3  Lumbar Yang Pass
    • Warming point for cold or cold damp in the lower warmer, often treated with moxa for low back pain from deficiency, women's discharges (leukorrhea) due to cold, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, impotence, seminal emission, infertility, incontienence, colities, edema, pain or weakness of the lower limb or knee.
    • Name is "lumbar gate" or "lumbar hinge," at this point the low back bends in flexion, treat for pain when bending forward.
    • Differentiation: GV 3 is a more local point whereas GV 4 is for back pain resulting from yang deficiency  

(EX) Yaoyan

  • (EX) Yaoyan  Eye of Lumbar
    • Low back pain, especially from deficient KD



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