Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "UB 8" , 絡卻, is represented by "Luo Que" in pinyin and "Declining Connection" in english and may be found:
1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
UB 8 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. UB8, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Phlegm Misting the Heart and/or Shen Disturbance
UB 8 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Depression, Dizziness (Vertigo), Epilepsy (Seizure), Manic Depression, Sinus Infection and/or Tinnitus