The acupuncture point "UB 23" , 腎俞, is represented by "Shen Shu" in pinyin and "Kidney Shu" in english and may be found:
1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ub 23 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. UB23, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Jing Deficiency, Kidney Qi Deficiency, Kidney Yang Deficiency and/or Kidney Yin Deficiency
UB 23 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation), Asthma, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Edema, Fibromyalgia (CFS), Infertility, Irregular Menstruation, Leukorrhea, Seminal Emission and/or Spermatorrhea
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at L2 (L2 innervates and influences the kidneys and kidn…), GV 4 ( Clears heat from the whole body, for heat dis…) and UB 52 ( Reinforce the KD Back Shu (UB 23) for fertili…) are nearby.