UB 44 Acupuncture Point - Shen Tang - Bladder Meridian

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Harstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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Uses:Constipation & Dry Intestines. Run Chang Wan (Peach Kernel Teapills, Tao Ren Wan, Smooth Tea Pill, Colon Moving Pill) is a natural and gentle Chinese herbal formula used to moisten and lubricate the bowels. It acts as a mild laxative, working to treat constipation associated with dry bowels and insufficient bodily fluids. Chronic constipation commonly occurs in the elderly and postpartum women, or following a febrile disease. Run Chang Wan is also used for constipation associated with chronic heat in the intestines.*