Extra Points of Back

Weiwanxiashu EX-B3 : Location, Functions, Indications, Method



English Name/Meaning: Stomach Controller Lower Shu
Chinese Name: 胃脘下俞
Chinese Pinyin: Weiwanxiashu


On the back, 1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the eighth thoracic vertebra.

Indications :

  • Clears heat and generates fluid so is beneficial in diabetes, dryness of the throat.
  • Also beneficial for various digestive disorders like gastric pain, pain in the hypochondrium.


  • Oblique insertion towards the spine, 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Transverse-oblique insertion 1 to 1.5 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.


Good point for diabetes.


Perpendicular needling or oblique needling away from the spine carries a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.