UB53 (Urinary Bladder 53) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Baohuang
English Name: Bladder Vitals

Location: 3 cun lateral to the median sacral crest, at the level of the second sacral posterior foramen.


Opens the water passages in the lower burner, stimulates the transformation and excretion of fluids.


Borborygmus, abdominal distension, pain in the lower back, anuria.


Point indications have been used from the book Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

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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