UB 30

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 30 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 30" , 白環俞, is represented by "Bai Huan Shu" in pinyin and "White Ring Shu" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.


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

  • Local point for low back, sacrum, tailbone and/or hip pain.  Also used for hernia.
  • Secondary point for kidney related gynecological disorders: menstrual problems, leukorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis.

UB 30 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)


Ub 30 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 30 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. UB30, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yang Deficiency

UB 30 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Endometriosis, Hernia, Irregular Menstruation and/or Leukorrhea

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at S4 (S4 influences the urinary tract and is used for a…), EX Shiqizhui (Josen) (Lower back/body issues - back pain, sciatica, pai…), UB 34 (UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the…) and UB 54 (Sciatica especially if pain radiates along the po…) are nearby.

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