UB 28

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 28 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 28" , 膀胱俞, is represented by "Pang Guang Shu" in pinyin and "Bladder Shu" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF.


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

  • Main point for all Bladder issues: from damp heat (painful a/or dark urination), from cold (frequent urination, incontinence).
  • For damp-heat anywhere in the body, combine with SP 9 to expel dampness through urination - diarrhea, constipation, sore back, infections and/or swellings in the lower warmer.


Ub 28 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 28 functional grouping theory - MuShu.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB28, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Bladder Damp Heat and/or Large Intestine Damp Heat

UB 28 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Diarrhea, Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease) and/or Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at S2 (S2 influences the bladder and is used for a range…), UB 32 (UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the…) and UB 53 (Local Point.) are nearby.

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