(UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian - Point Functions Chart

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UB 1 eye problems from excess, wind a/or heat, pain, swelling, blurred vision
UB 2 sinus issues, allergies; red, itchy eyes; headache
UB 7 restore Qi flow with the head; nose issues, congestion, sinusitis
UB 10 sea of Qi; window of the sky; stiff neck & shoulders
UB 11 hui meeting of the bones; sea of Blood; bone a/or joint disorders, arthritis; upper respiratory infections, cold, flu; tonify bone marrow, anemia
UB 12 wind disorders; tonify wei qi
UB 13 LU Shu; lung disorders, cough, asthma, SOB; body fluids, skin disorders; grief, sadness
UB 14 PC Shu; heart issues, palpitations, anxiety; jue yin, LV Qi stagnation effecting chest
UB 15 HT Shu; heart a/or spirit issues, insomnia; night sweats from deficient Qi or Yin
UB 16 GV Shu; hot skin disorders, acne, boils
UB 17 Diaphragm Shu; hui meeting of the Blood; nourish Blood, four flowers w/UB 19; menstrual issues from deficient Blood; skin issues, red, itchy
UB 18 LV Shu; LV organ issues, hepatitis, jaundice; eye issues, dryness, redness; emotional imbalances, anger; subcostal a/or hypochondriac tension/pain
UB 19 GB Shu; shao yang level diseases, alternating fever & chills; LV/GB damp-heat issues, hepatitis, jaundice; nourish Blood, four flowers w/UB 17; pain along the sides of the body
UB 20 SP Shu; spleen issues, digestion, prolapse, reckless bleeding
UB 21 ST Shu; stomach issues, food stagnation, vomiting, accumulations
UB 22 TH Shu; water disorders esp. between middle and lower jiaos, bloating, urinary retention
UB 23 KD Shu; male sexual issues, impotence; female sexual and reproductive issues, infertility; KD Yang deficiency; breathing issues, KD grasp the Qi; acute/chronic low back pain; ear issues, tinnitus, deafness
UB 24 Sea of Qi Shu; back pain
UB 25 LI Shu; back pain w/constipation a/or period; intestinal issues, constipation, diarrhea
UB 26 Yuan Qi Storage Shu; low back pain
UB 27 SI Shu; SI damp-heat issues, diarrhea, dysentary; damp-heat urinary issues, painful urination, cystitis
UB 28 UB Shu; urinary bladder issues, painful, dark urination, incontinence, frequent urination; rid dampness in the body through urination w/SP 9
UB 30 White Ring Shu; gynecological issues from KD Qi/Yin deficiency, vaginal discharge, menstrual issues
UB 31 one of the eight liao; genito-urinary, lower back, sacrum issues, sciatica, lumbosacral pain
UB 32 one of the eight liao; used most often; induce labor, ease labor pain; menstrual issues, blood stagnation, discharges
UB 33 one of the eight liao; genito-urinary, intestinal issues
UB 34 one of the eight liao; genital and intestinal issues
UB 35 hemorrhoids; coccyx trauma, deviation, pain
UB 36 low back pain; tonify elderly patients, weak legs
UB 39 lower he sea of TH; damp-heat in the lower jiao, difficult urination; urinary incontinence
UB 40 he sea; lower he sea of UB; lumbar command point; acute low back issues; skin diseases, red, itchy, inflammed; moves fluids, lower body edema
UB 42 reinforce UB 13 LU Shu, cough, asthma; drains heat from the 5 zang
UB 43 Vital Region Shu; tonify weakness and deficiency, fatigue, chronic illness, difficult to cure diseases; deficient LU issues, asthma
UB 44 reinforce UB 15 HT Shu, spirit disorders, insomnia
UB 47 reinforce UB 18 LV Shu; local back, chest, rib pain
UB 49 reinforce UB 20 SP Shu; disperse dampness/damp-heat, wasting & thirsting disorder
UB 52 reinforce UB 23 KD Shu; tonify KD Jing, Yin, Yang, incontinence, infertility, impotence; local low back pain
UB 54 sciatica, lumbosacral pain; 5 Lin painful urinary dysfunction
UB 57 hemorrhoids from excess or deficiency; local calf pain; heel and foot pain
UB 58 luo connecting; release the exterior, neck pain and stiffness; chronic low back pain; "excess above, deficiency below", weak low back with stiff neck
UB 59 xi cleft; resolve qi stagnation effecting mobility; lateral ankle sprain
UB 60 jing river; headache; chronic low back pain, pain along UB channel; induce labor, expel placenta
UB 62 yang qiao master, couple with GV master (SI 3); insomnia; wind in head/face, stroke, facial paralysis; wind-cold, chills and fever; w/SI 3 low back pain
UB 67 jing well; clear stagnation from opposite end of channel, vertex headache; adjust breech fetus

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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