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English: Stomach Shu
Also Known As: Stomach's Hollow
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the DU channel, at the lower border of the spinous process of the twelfth thoracic vertebra.
  • Puncture obliquely 0.5 to 0.8 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Oblique insertion towards the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Transverse oblique insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Caution: perpendicular needling or oblique needling away from the spine carries a substantial risk of pneumothorax.
  • Straight insertion, slanted slightly toward the spine1 to 1.5 cun
    Sensation: local soreness, numbness and distention extending to the lumbar region
  • Caution: Do not needle to deeply in order to avoid puncturing the Kidneys or Liver.
  • Back Shu Point of the Stomach
  • Regulates Stomach Qi
  • Regulates Stomach Yin
  • Reinforces Central Qi
  • Regulates, strengthens and tonifies the Qi and Yang of the Spleen
  • Tonifies nutritive Qi
  • Reduces digestive Stagnation
  • Relieves retention of food
  • Clears Stomach Fire
  • Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
  • Transforms Dampness
  • Transforms Spleen and Stomach Damp-Heat
  • Dries Dampness
  • Dries Cold-Damp
  • Eliminates Stagnation
  • Descends rebellious Qi
  • Epigastric pain
  • Epigastric pain due to Stomach Qi Deficiency and Cold
  • Abdominal distention
  • Nausea
  • Regurgitation
  • Vomiting
  • Weak and Deficient Spleen and Stomach
  • Dysenteric disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastritis
  • Stomach ache
  • Edema (like a drum)
  • Flatulence
  • Belching
  • Hiccup
  • Ulcer
  • Insomnia
  • Infant vomiting milk
  • Distention and fullness of the abdomen and epigastrium
  • Thin body despite much eating
  • Vomiting in the morning what was eaten the night before
  • Contracted sinews
  • Undigested food in the stool
  • Jaundice
  • Long-term abdominal masses
  • Prolapse of the rectum
  • Borborygmus
  • Pain in the chest, hypochondriac and epigastric regions
  • Anorexia
  • Diarrhea
  • Middle Jiao Xiao Ke
  • Atrophy syndrome due to Damp-Heat
  • Pancreatitis
  • Enteritis
  • Stifling sensations in the chest and hypochondriac regions
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Mid-back pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Prolapsed Stomach
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pain along the spine
  • Abdominal pain due to Cold in the Stomach
  • Fullness of the lateral costal region
  • Hungry but unable to eat
  • Vomiting clear fluid
  • Stomach reflux
  • Sudden turmoil disorder
  • Childhood nutritional impairment
  • Contraction and pain of the back
  • Malaria
  • Dimness of vision




Tonifies Qi and Blood

May be joined to UB-21 for chronic gastritis

Abdominal pain with no pleasure eating

Much eating but remains thin

Chronic gastritis

Cold and distended Stomach maybe with vomiting




Cold in the Stomach with undigested food in the stool



  • This is a powerful point to treat all diseases of the Stomach.