UB 20

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 20 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

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:

  • Main point for all Spleen problems from a TCM perspective of both the physical organ functions and the energetic/psychological relationships.
  • Physical spleen issues - distention, abdominal pain, bloating, poor appetite along with more involved conditions - dysentary, malarial diseases.
  • Blood related conditions - heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine bleeding, blood in the stools and/or urine.
  • Commonly used for SP Qi Deficiency: fatigue (can be heavy, spreading through the limbs/heaviness), lack of appetite, abdominal bloating a/or distention, undigested food in the stools, chronic diarrhea a/or belching.

Ub 20 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 20 functional grouping theory - MuShu.

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.

Yin Yang House Name, Logos, Graphics and All Content
© 2000-2022 Chad J. Dupuis
No Unauthorized Duplication or Distribution of Content.
Our Policies - Privacy, Etc. :: Contact Us
Website Design and Management by cd.