Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3 Acupuncture Point

Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3

Chinese: 胃脘下俞

Pinyin: Wèi Wǎn Xià shū

Location

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 8th thoracic vertebra (T8). 

How to locate

First locate the 7th spinous process of the thoracic vertebra which is at the level of the inferior angle of the scapula. Then locate T8 by counting one spinous process down. 

Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3 is 1.5 cun lateral to T8. 

Main actions

  1. Opens the Channel
  2. Clear Heat and generates Fluids

Needling

0.5–1 cun vertically or up to 1.5 cun obliquely in a medial direction.

Caution: Pneumothorax. Do not needle in a lateral direction.

Commentary for Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3

Weiwanxiashu EX-B-3 has another name 'Yishu' which is translated to 'Pancreas Transporting'. 

It is mainly used to treat diabetes mellitus and accompanying symptoms such as dry throat.