The acupuncture point "UB 20" , 脾俞, is represented by "Pi Shu" in pinyin and "Spleen Shu" in english and may be found:
1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ub 20 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. UB20, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Spleen and Stomach Damp Heat, Spleen Blood Deficiency, Spleen Invasion - Cold Damp and/or Spleen Qi Deficiency
UB 20 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Dysentary, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia (CFS), Malaria, Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding) and/or Uterine Bleeding
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at T11 (T11 innervates the small intestine and is used fo…), GV 6 (General and Local spine problems. Adjusts the Sp…) and UB 49 (Reinforce the SP Shu (UB 20) especially with damp…) are nearby.