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BL23

Synonyms:
  1. 肾俞
  2. 腎俞
  3. Shenshu

Shenshu
Shenshu #

Shenshu(BL23,肾俞) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Taiyang Bladder Meridian of Foot.

Meaning

Shen, kidney; shu, point.
This point is where the Qi of kidney is infused into the back.

Location

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 2th lumbar vertebra.

Indication

  • 1.main point for disorders in urinary system: frequently micturation, pain in urination, urgent micturation, retention, diguria, edema, etc.
  • 2.main point for diseases in genital system: impotence, spermatorrhea, irregular menstruation, etc.
  • 3.tinnitus, deafness.
  • 4.chronic lumbago.

Method

Perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 cun.

Remarks

Back-Shu Point of the Kidney. Avoid deep insertion.