(UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian - Point Locations Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

Points
Locations
UB 1 .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye in a depression ** No Moxa, Slow Insertion, No Manipulation **
UB 2 On the medial end of the eyebrow directly above the inner canthus of the eye on the supraorbital notch ** No Moxa **
UB 3 .5 cun within the anterior hairline directly above UB 2 between GV 24 and UB 4 ** No Moxa **
UB 4 1.5 cun lateral to GV 24 or .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's distance of GV 24 and ST 8
UB 5 .5 cun above UB 4 or 1 cun above the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23
UB 61.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline ** No Moxa **
UB 7 1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the anterior hairline and 1.5 lateral to the midline
UB 8 1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline ** No Moxa **
UB 9 1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the posterior hairline and lateral to the midline in a depression level with GV 17
UB 10 1.3 cun lateral to GV 15 or .5 cun above the posterior hairline and 1.3 cun lateral to the midline on the lateral aspect of the trapezius muscle ** No Moxa **
UB 11 1.5 cun lateral to GV 13 level with T1
UB 12 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with T2 - Wind Shu
UB 13 1.5 cun lateral to GV 12 level with T3 - LU Shu
UB 14 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with T4 - PC Shu
UB 15 1.5 cun lateral to GV 11 level with T5 - HT Shu
UB 16 1.5 cun lateral to GV 10 level with T6 - GV Shu
UB 17 1.5 cun lateral to GV 9 level with T7 - Diaphragm Shu
UB 18 1.5 cun lateral to GV 8 level with T9 - LV Shu
UB 19 1.5 cun lateral to GV 7 level with T10 - GB Shu
UB 20 1.5 cun lateral to GV 6 level with T11 - SP Shu
UB 21 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with T12 - ST Shu
UB 22 1.5 cun lateral to GV 5 level with L1 - TH Shu
UB 23 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4 level with L2 - KD Shu
UB 24 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with L3 - Qi Shu
UB 25 1.5 cun lateral to GV 3 level with L4 - LI Shu
UB 26 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with L5 - Yuan Shu
UB 27 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with 1st PSF - SI Shu
UB 28 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with 2nd PSF - UB Shu
UB 29 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with 3rd PSF
UB 30 1.5 cun lateral to midline level with 4th PSF - Baihuan Shu ** No Moxa **
UB 31On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the midline level with the 1st PSF ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
UB 32 On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS level with the 2nd PSF ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
UB 33 On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS level with the 3rd PSF ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
UB 34 On the sacrum lateral to GV 2 level with the 4th PSF ** No Needle in Pregnancy **
UB 35 .5 cun lateral to either side of the tip of the coccyx
UB 36On the posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease
UB 37 6 cun below UB 36 on hte line joining UB 36 to UB 40
UB 38 1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the biceps femoris tendon, found with the knee slightly bent
UB 39 Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the biceps femoris tendon
UB 40 Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa between the biceps femoris and semitendinosus tendons ** No Moxa, Not Even Pole **
UB 41 3 cun lateral to the midline level with T2 on the spinal border of the scapula
UB 42 3 cun lateral to GV 12 level with T3 on the spinal border of the scapula - LU
UB 43 3 cun lateral to midline level with T4 - PC
UB 44 3 cun lateral to GV 11 level with T5 - HT
UB 45 3 cun lateral to GV 10 level with T6
UB 46 3 cun lateral to GV 9 level with T7 - Diaphragm
UB 47 3 cun lateral to GV 8 level with T9 - LV
UB 48 3 cun lateral to GV 7 level with T10 - GB
UB 49 3 cun lateral to GV 6 level with T11 - SP
UB 50 3 cun lateral to midline level with T12 - ST
UB 51 3 cun lateral to GV 5 level with L1 - TH
UB 52 3 cun lateral to GV 4 level with L2 - KD
UB 53 3 cun lateral to the medial sacral crest level with the 2nd PSF - UB
UB 54 3 cun lateral the midline level with the 4th PSF
UB 552 cun directly below UB 40 between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius muscle on line joining UB 40 and UB 57
UB 56 5 cun below UB 40 midway between UB 55 and UB 57 in the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle on line joining UB 40 and UB 57
UB 57 8 cun below UB 40 in a depression below the gastrocnemius muscle , found when the leg is stretched or heel is lifted
UB 58 7 cun above UB 60 on the posterior border of the fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB 57
UB 59 3 cun directly above UB 60
UB 60 In a depression between the tip of the external malleolus and the achilles tendon
UB 61 Posterior and inferior to the external malleolus lateral to the calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin, directly below UB 60
UB 62In a depression directly below the external malleolus
UB 63 On the lateral side of the foot directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus on the lower border of the cuboid bone
UB 64 Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin
UB 65 Posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin
UB 66 Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint
UB 67 .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the small toe ** No Moxa in Pregnancy except to turn breech **

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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