UB43 (Urinary Bladder 43) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Gaohuangshu
English Name: Vitals Shu

Location: 3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the fourth thoracic vertebra, on the vertebral border of the scapula.


Reinforces Lung and Spleen, regulates Lung Qi, reinforces Xu conditions in general (including Xu fatigue-xu lao), calms the heart and strengthens the Kidneys, nourishes Yuan Qi, transforms phlegm.

Primary Indications:

Pulmonary tuberculosis, night sweats, cough, spitting blood/hemoptysis.

Secondary Indications:

Poor memory, seminal emission.

Tertiary Indications:

Asthma, Spleen and Stomach Xu (poor digestion), Xu conditions/weakness/fatigue, pleurisy, neurasthenia, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing.

Other Indications:

Wind taxation, affect damage, heart disease, frozen shoulder, pain along the spine, all hypersecretions, sensation of energy rising and rushing to the upper body.


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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