UB16 (Urinary Bladder 16) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Dushu
English Name: Dumai Shu

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


Back-Shu point of the Du mai.


Expands the chest and regulates Qi.

Primary Indications:

Cardiac pain.

Tertiary Indications:

Abdominal pain with borborygmus, contravection of Qi in chest and diaphgram.

Other Indications:

Troubles of energy, alopecia, mastitis, intercostal neuralgia, pruritus, psoriasis.


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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