Theory

UB 36 - Acupuncture Point - Cheng Fu


UB 36 Names

  • English Name: Support
  • Pinyin Name: Cheng Fu
  • Chinese Character: 承扶

Location

  • On posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

UB 36 Image

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UB 36 Clinical Uses

  • Low back pain/sciatica where pain runs down the posterior aspect of the leg.
  • Weakness of the lower limb.
  • Similar functions to UB 35 in clearing damp heat and swellings from the lower warmer - genital pain and swelling, hemorrhoids, seminal emission, difficult urination.


UB 36 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 36 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 36 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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