Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "UB 17" , 膈俞, is represented by "Ge Shu" in pinyin and "Diaphragm Shu" in english and may be found:
1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ub 17 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB17, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Blood Stagnation, Heat in the Blood and/or Stomach Rebellious Qi
UB 17 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Acid Reflux Disease (GERD), Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Asthma, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Eczema, Manic Depression and/or Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at T7 (T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an importa…), GV 9 ( Important point for mid-thoracic pain, chest …) and UB 46 (Local Point.) are nearby.