Names Of Po Hu

UB 42 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Po Door
  • Pinyin Name: Po Hu
  • Chinese Character: 魄戶
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 42 ?

UB 42 Location

UB 42 Image


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What Is UB 42 Used For?

UB 42 Clinical Usages

  • Reinforce the Lung Shu (UB 13) for Lung related disorders: cough, asthma, etc.
  • Drain heat from the Lung - cough with heat, tuberculosis.
  • Local point for shoulder and upper back pain and restriction.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 42 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

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What Conditions May Use UB 42 ?

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 42 ?

GV 12 Body Pillar

  • Heat in the lungs and chest, cough, asthma, chest pain, mentioned classically for whooping cough (use cupping).
  • Supporting point for chronic conditions affecting the lungs, for deficiency asthma, exhaustion from deficient Lung qi.
  • Used for strengthening deficiencies and promoting strong development in children, epilepsy.
  • Classically noted for "seeing ghosts" and "rage with desire to kill" (deadman text) -  which can indicate a range of stronger modern psychological issues such as schizophrenia, manic depression, bipolar depression.  It does this by clearning excess heat from heart and lungs (i.e. chest), which can lead to an unsettled spirit.  

UB 13 Lung Shu


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  • Main point for all Lung related issues from a TCM perspective - tonifies LU Qi and Yin: cough, asthma, bronchitis, sore throat, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, weakness of the voice, consumption, steaming bone disorder, etc.
  • Useful for skin disorders, itching, acne, hives, etc.
  • Lung related emotional imbalances such as grief and sadness.
  • Qi tonification aspects can be increased with the application of moxabustion at this point.

SI 11 Celestial Gathering


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  • Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
  • Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.
  • Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow, arm, face and jaw.  

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