UB15 (Urinary Bladder 15) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Xinshu
English Name: Heart Shu

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


Back-Shu point for Heart.


Reinforces Heart Qi and nourishes Heart blood, clears Heart fire, regulates Qi and blood, calms shen, expands the chest, removes obstruction from the Heart.

Primary Indications:

Cough, hemoptysis/spitting blood.

Secondary Indications:

Palpitations with fear, poor memory, epilepsy.

Tertiary Indications:

Cardiac pain, psychosis, irritability, insomnia, night sweats, cardiac diseases, cardiac arrhythmia, lin syndrome, nocturnal seminal emission, vomiting/dysphagia, fever/chills, five hearts (soles) hot, muteness.

Other Indications:

Visual dizziness, eyes move incessantly, eye pain and tearing, epistaxis, clear runny snivel, red lips, tongue diseases, discomfort in the chest, intercostal neuralgia, shortness of breath, heartburn, hypertension, syncope, hemiplegia, jaundice, hot and cold abscess, lack of heart energy, child speaks slowly, abundant sweating.


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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