UB 4

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 4 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 4" , 曲差, is represented by "Qu Cha" in pinyin and "Deviating Turn" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside the AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's distance between GV 24 & ST 8.


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

  • Local point for headache and/or nasal issues.
  • Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry).
  • Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB4, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

UB 4 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Allergies, Eye Problems, Headache, Nasal Polyps, Nosebleed (Epistaxis), Rhinitis and/or Vision Problems

While not necessarily valid clinically, 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 3 (Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Ep…) and UB 5 (Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilep…) are nearby.

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