UB 11

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 11 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 11" , 大杼, is represented by "Da Zhu" in pinyin and "Great Shuttle" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Wind disorders.
  • Hui-meeting point of the bones, useful with any bone or problem such as osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammation, sensation of heat in the bones, etc.
  • Useful adjunctive point to effect the lungs in cases of infections, colds a/or flus or asthma related conditions.
  • Sea of Blood Point with ST 37 & ST 39. According to the Ling Shu Treatise on the Seas, "when the Sea of blood is full, the patient has the sensation that his body is bigger than it is. One feels uneasy, and does not know the disease; when the Sea of blood is insufficient, one often feels the body is small, one feels uneasy and does not know the disease." May be useful for leukemia, anemia, said to tonify the bone marrow.


Ub 11 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 11 functional groupings theory - Four Seas and/or Hui Meeting.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB11, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

UB 11 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bone Cancer, Cough, Fever, Headache and/or Neck Pain

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at T1 (T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone m…), GV 13 ( Special for steaming bone disorder or inflamm…), SI 12 (Local point for shoulder, scapula and/or arm pain…), SI 13 (Local point for shoulder and/or scapular region p…), SI 14 (Local point for shoulder and scapular region pain…) and SI 15 (Asthma, cough, coughing up of blood (hemoptysis).…) are nearby.

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