UB 58

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 58 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 58" , 飛陽, is represented by "Fei Yang" in pinyin and "Taking Flight" in english and may be found:

7 cun directly above UB 60 on the posterior border of the fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB 57.


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

  • Releases the exterior for wind/wind-cold conditions, especially useful when accompanied with neck stiffness a/or occipital headache.
  • As Luo Connecting Point, which connects to the KD, useful for chronic low back pain, especially with weak lower limbs and KD deficiency.
  • "Excess above with deficiency below," weak low back w/tight stiff neck a/or low back pain with weak lower limb.


Ub 58 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore ub 58 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo, or read all point categories and related theory.

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 9 (Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. …) and ST 39 (Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdomina…) are nearby.

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