UB 3

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 3 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 3" , 眉衝, is represented by "Mei Chong" in pinyin and "Eyebrow Ascension" in english and may be found:

.5 cun inside the anterior hairline, directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction.
  • Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).

UB 3 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB3, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind, Phlegm Misting the Heart and/or Shen Disturbance

UB 3 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Allergies, Epilepsy (Seizure), Headache, Manic Depression and/or Nasal Polyps

While not necessarily valid clinically, GB 4 (Local Point, usually for headache), GB 13 ( Regulate Liver/GallBladd…), GB 15 (Excessive tearing from internal or external wind …), GV 24 ( Local point for frontal headache, chronic sin…), ST 8 (Classically mentioned for "splitting headache; he…), UB 4 (Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. He…) and UB 5 (Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilep…) are nearby.

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