UB 5

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 5 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 5" , 五處, is represented by "Wu Chu" in pinyin and "Fifth Place" in english and may be found:

.5 cun behind UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML or 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23.


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

  • Local point for headache and/or eye pain.
  • Epilepsy, yang ascension issues (manic episodes, dizziness, etc.)
  • Sinus congestion, stuffy head.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. UB5, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Fire, Liver Wind, Liver Yang Rising and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

UB 5 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Dizziness (Vertigo), Epilepsy (Seizure), Eye Problems, Headache, Manic Depression and/or Sinusitis

While not necessarily valid clinically, GV 23 (Main point for nose problems, nasal congestion, r…), UB 3 (Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Ep…), UB 4 (Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. He…) and UB 16 (Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back)…) are nearby.

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