Theory

UB 31 - Acupuncture Point - Shang Liao


UB 31 Names

  • English Name: Upper Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name: Shang Liao
  • Chinese Character: 上髎

Location

  • On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 31 Clinical Uses

  • 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.
  • As it quickens the connecting vessels may be useful for blockages of defecation or urination.
  • For the functional and movement aspects for female issues such as - Irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, leukorrhea.  And for male issues such as impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED), seminal emission, genital pain.


UB 31 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 31 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 31 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 27

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  • UB 27  Small Intestine Shu
    • Main point for all Small Intestine related issues.
    • Damp heat effecting the bladder (difficult or painful urination, hematuria, dark urine).
    • Damp heat effecting the intestines (diarrhea, hemorrhoids, dysentary).
    • Other lower warmer discharges - leukorrhea, seminal emission.



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