UB 34

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 34 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 34" , 下髎, is represented by "Xia Liao" in pinyin and "Lower Bone Hole" in english and may be found:

On the sarcum lateral to GV 2, level with the 4th PSF.


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

  • UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically.
  • Useful for constipation and/or pain in the lower abdomen.  Urinary difficulty.
  • In women, painful menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea), leukorrhea and/or vaginal pain.
  • Genital pain in men.

UB 34 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Cautions with pregnancy (PG)

UB 34 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Constipation, Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain - Cramps), Genital Pain - Swelling, Leukorrhea and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at S4 (S4 influences the urinary tract and is used for a…), GV 2 ( May be used instead of GV 1 for anal issues - p…), UB 30 (Local point for low back, sacrum, tailbone and/or…) and UB 54 (Sciatica especially if pain radiates along the po…) are nearby.

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