UB 29

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 29 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 29" , 中膂俞, is represented by "Zhong Lu Shu" in pinyin and "Central Backbone Shu" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 3rd PSF.


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

  • Generally a local point for back pain and/or stiffness, hernia.
  • Warms the kidney yang - wasting and thirsting, lack of sweating.


Ub 29 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 29 functional grouping theory - MuShu, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB29, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yang Deficiency

UB 29 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain and/or Sweat Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at S3 (S3 influences the external genitalia and is used …) and UB 33 (UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the…) are nearby.

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