Theory

UB 28 - Acupuncture Point - Pang Guang Shu


UB 28 Names

  • English Name: Bladder Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Pang Guang Shu
  • Chinese Character: 膀胱俞

Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 28 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for all Bladder issues: from damp heat (painful a/or dark urination), from cold (frequent urination, incontinence).
  • For damp-heat anywhere in the body, combine with SP 9 to expel dampness through urination - diarrhea, constipation, sore back, infections and/or swellings in the lower warmer.



UB 28 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 28 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

UB 32

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  • UB 32  Second Bone Hole
    • UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these this point, UB 32, is most often used clinically.  Sciatic pain, aids mobility in the lower limbs, loss of sensation in the lower limbs.
    • OB/GYN issues: leukorrhea - particularly white, irregulary cycles, painful menstruation, blood stagnation.
    • Important point for easing labor pain a/or inducing labor (needle point, bend and tape handle to the back).

UB 53

  • UB 53  Bladder Huang
    • Local Point.



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