EX Shangming

Acupuncture Point Theory

EX Shangming Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "EX Shangming" is represented by "Shangming" in pinyin and "Upper Brightness" in english and may be found:

Directly below the midpoint of the arch of the eyebrow, just under the superior border of the orbit. Below Yuyao.


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

  • Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium.
  • Vision issues, optic nerve atrophy, glaucoma.

EX Shangming may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Eye Problems, Glaucoma and/or Optic Nerve Atrophy

While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Yuyao (Frontal headache a/or pain in the supraorbital re…) and UB 1 (Main point for all eye disorders especially from …) are nearby.

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