Names Of Zhong Lu Shu

UB 29 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Central Backbone Shu
  • Pinyin Name: Zhong Lu Shu
  • Chinese Character: 中膂俞
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 29 ?

UB 29 Location

  • 1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 3rd PSF.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is UB 29 Used For?

UB 29 Clinical Usages

  • Generally a local point for back pain and/or stiffness, hernia.
  • Warms the kidney yang - wasting and thirsting, lack of sweating.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 29 ?

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 29 ?

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 29 ?

UB 33 Central Bone Hole


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  • 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 UB 32 is most often used clinically.
  • In women may be used for irregular menstruation, light cycles, leukorrhea, infertility.
  • As an adjunctive point for constipation - but may also be used for diarrhea.

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