UB 25

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 25 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 25" , 大腸俞, is represented by "Da Chang Shu" in pinyin and "Large Intestine Shu" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4.


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

  • Main point for low back pain especially when related to constipation a/or menstruation. Combine with local points such as GV 3, UB 26, Shiqizhui (between L5 and S1), UB 31, UB 32, GB 30 & distal points such as GB 34, GB 39, GB 41, UB 40, UB 57, UB 58, UB 60 & UB 62.
  • Main point for all intestine related issues: constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, colitis, IBS, etc.
  • Regulates the function in the colon so as potential uses for poor assimilation, limited weight gain despite eating many calories.


Ub 25 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 25 functional grouping theory - MuShu.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB25, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Large Intestine Blood Stagnation, Large Intestine Cold, Large Intestine Damp Heat and/or Large Intestine Dryness

UB 25 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Back Pain, Borborygmus, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and/or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at L4 (L4 innervates the large intestine and is used for…), EX Yaoyan (Low back pain, especially from deficient KD ) and GV 3 ( Warming point for cold or cold damp in the lo…) are nearby.

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