Theory

UB 26 - Acupuncture Point - Guan Yuan Shu


UB 26 Names

  • English Name: Origin Pass Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Guan Yuan Shu
  • Chinese Character: 關元俞

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 26 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for clearing the channel - low back pain, both as a local point and from wind invasion (possibly with UB 28).
  • Dissipates cold in the lower warmer - abdominal pain, bowel issues, abdominal masses.
  • Possibly useful for a range of urinary issues - frequency, nighttime urination, difficult urination.



UB 26 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 26 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".


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