Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "UB 31" , 上髎, is represented by "Shang Liao" in pinyin and "Upper Bone Hole" in english and may be found:
On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
UB 31 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Cautions with pregnancy (PG)
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB31, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Bladder Damp Heat and/or Liver Qi Stagnation
UB 31 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Genital Pain - Swelling, Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction), Irregular Menstruation, Leukorrhea and/or Seminal Emission