UB 60

Acupuncture Point Theory

UB 60 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "UB 60" , 昆侖, is represented by "Kun Lun" in pinyin and "Kunlun Mountains" in english and may be found:

In a depression between the tip of the external malleolus and the achilles tendon.


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

  • Main point for pain anywhere along the spine (UB 40 may be used more for pain in the middle of the spine).
  • Main point for chronic low back pain a/or problems of pain a/or numbness in the lower limbs.
  • Main point for headache and other excesses effecting the head.
  • Induce labor or promote discharge of a retained placent.


Ub 60 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 3 (Tonify KD Qi, Yin or Yang Deficiencies from any e…), KD 4 (Luo Connecting Point - can be used to treat the L…) and KD 5 (Generally nourishes Yin and Blood and moves the u…) are nearby.

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