Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "UB 1" , 睛明, is represented by "Jing Ming" in pinyin and "Bright Eyes" in english and may be found:
In a depression, .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
UB 1 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
Slow insertion, no needle manipulation.
Ub 1 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore ub 1 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB1, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat and/or Liver Wind
UB 1 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Excessive Lacrimation (Tearing), Eye Problems, Glaucoma and/or Optic Nerve Atrophy
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Shangming (Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium. Vision issu…), EX Taiyang (Temporal, one-sided a/or migraine headaches. Eye…), EX Yintang ( Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.…), EX Yuyao (Frontal headache a/or pain in the supraorbital re…), GB 14 (Frontal/temporal (ST/TH area) headaches. Eye issu…), ST 2 (Any eye problem - red, painful and/or itchy eyes,…) and UB 2 (Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. …) are nearby.