UB19 (Urinary Bladder 19) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Danshu
English Name: Gall Bladder Shu

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


Back-Shu point for the Gall Bladder


Clears Gall Bladder Fire, clears Damp-Heat from Liver and Gall Bladder, harmonizes the Stomach, expands the diaphrahm, clears the vision.

Primary Indications:

Pain in chest and sides, pulmonary tuberculosis/bone steaming fever.

Secondary Indications:


Tertiary Indications:

Bitter taste in the mouth, hepatitis, cholecystitis, vomiting/dry retching, distension and fullness in chest and abdomen, difficulty in swallowing, headache with chills, sore throat, irritability, axillary swelling, sperm in the urine.

Other Indications:

All eye disorders, lacrimation, visual dizziness, visual problems, white veil in front of the eyes, eyes deviated or rolled back, congestion of blood in the eyes, pain in the eyebrows, pain in the nose, epistaxis, patient cannot lower his head and when there is epistaxis there are visual problems at the same time, dry tongue, spitting blood, pleurisy, coughing fits and pains in sides impeding breathing, shortness of breath, spasm in the chest, madness with fear, fear of dying, apoplexy due to Liver, poor digestion, gastritis, pain in abdomen or lower abdomen, opisthotonos with eyes rolled back, back pain, sciatica, contractures due to Yin (cold), cramps in calf which extend as far as the abdomen with anxiety, tuberculosis of the lymph glands, osseous tuberculosis.


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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