Back Shu points boost the Qi in the Organs.
“Shu” means “transport.”
By contacting the Back Shu points from a calm and steady state of mind/body, we utilize the function of these points to energize the organs. For each organ, there is a Back Shu point.
The Back Shu points are located on the inner pathway of the Bladder meridian on both sides of the back. This pathway is located half-way between the spinal column, and the medial (inner) border of the shoulder blade (scapula).
Keep it simple!
By working all of the points down the inner line of the Bladder meridian, you will contact all of the Back Shu points. With time and experience you will feel each of these points clearly. As you gain confidence in the mechanics of locating these points, use the chart below to determine which Back Shu point you are contacting. The more aware you are of which organ you are supporting with each point, the more benefit you will offer as you work.
How to Locate Back Shu Points
First, locate the inner Bladder meridian line (half the distance from the spine to the medial border of the scapula (shoulder blade).
Second, each Back Shu point is level with a specific vertebrae. For instance, the Lung Shu point is level with the third thoracic vertebrae. Below is a list of the exact vertebrae associated with each Back Shu point.
T= Thoracic vertebrae, L = Lumbar Vertebrae, S = Sacral Vertebrae
T 3 – Lungs
T 4 – Pericardium
T 5 – Heart
T 9 – Liver
T 10 – Gallbladder
T 11 – Spleen
T 12 – Stomach
L 1 – San Jiao (Triple Warmer)
L 2 – Kidney
L 4 – Large Intestine
S 1 – Small Intestine
S 2 – Bladder
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