UB17 (Urinary Bladder 17) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Geshu
English Name: Diaphragm

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


One of the Eight Meeting Points: for blood


Clears heat from the blood, transforms blood stasis, regulates the blood, expands the chest and diaphgram, reinforces xu conditions, harmonizes Stomach Qi.

Primary Indications:

Cough, hemoptysis/spitting blood, vomiting/belching.

Tertiary Indications:

Difficulty in swallowing, bone steaming fever, asthma, night sweats, hiccoughs, all TCM blood disorders (hemorrhage, anemia, urticaria), cardiac inflammation, stomach cancer, enteritis, abdominal distension/pain, back pain and stiffness, bi syndrome, lassitude, hypersomnia.

Other Indications:

Mania and withdrawal, pleurisy, inflammation of chest, cardiac pain, gastric hyperacidity, anorexia, even if temperature is normal the patient cannot eat; if he eats it causes cardiac pain, evacuation difficulty, nephritis, tuberculosis of the lymph glands, cold abscess, spasms, swelling, dilation and atony, abundant sweating even in cold weather.


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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