UB11 (Urinary Bladder 11) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Dazhu
English Name: Great Shuttle

Location: 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebra.


One of the Eight Meeting Points: for Bones


Dispels wind, clears external heat, frees the flow of the Taiyang channels in the upper back, relaxes the tendons.

Primary Indications:

Cough, fever, stiff neck, pain in scapular region.

Tertiary Indications:

Headache, Bi syndrome of knee, low back pain/stiffness, common cold, bronchitis, pleurisy, tonsillitis, dyspnea/asthma, epilepsy.

Other Indications:

Blurred vision with dizziness, madness, madness with body contracture, sensation of heat in the chest, abdominal pain and distension, vexation and fullness with abdominal urgency, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, infantile convulsions, muscular contractures, cannot turn around, inguinal hernia, tuberculosis of the bones, numbness of the limbs, paralysis of the extremities.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Urinary Bladder channel:

(UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, UB12, UB13, UB14, UB15, UB16, UB17, UB18, UB19, UB20, UB21, UB22, UB23, UB24, UB25, UB26, UB27, UB28, UB29, UB30, UB31, UB32, UB33, UB34, UB35, UB36, UB37, UB38, UB39, UB40, UB41, UB42, UB43, UB44, UB45, UB46, UB47, UB48, UB49, UB50, UB51, UB52, UB53, UB54, UB55, UB56, UB57, UB58, UB59, UB60, UB61, UB62, UB63, UB64, UB65, UB66, UB67)

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