The UB Meridian - Locations Chart

The UB Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

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There Are 67 Points Along The (UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian ...

The UB Meridian Locations Chart

UB 1 Bright Eyes


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In a depression, .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye.

UB 2 Bamboo Gathering


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On the medial end of the eyebrow, directly above the inner canthus of the eye (on the supraorbital notch).

UB 3 Eyebrow Ascension


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.5 cun inside the anterior hairline, directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4.

UB 4 Deviating Turn


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside the AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's distance between GV 24 & ST 8.

UB 5 Fifth Place


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.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.

UB 6 Light Guard


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1.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 7 Celestial Connection


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1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 8 Declining Connection


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1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 9 Jade Pillow


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1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.

UB 10 Celestial Pillar


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1.3 cun lateral to GV 15 in a depression or .5 cun above the PHL and 1.3 cun lateral to the PML on the lateral aspect of the trapezius.

UB 11 Great Shuttle


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1.

UB 12 Wind Gate


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T2.

UB 13 Lung Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3.

UB 14 Jue Yin Shu (Pericardium Shu)


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1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T4.

UB 15 Heart Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.

UB 16 Governing Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.

UB 17 Diaphragm Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.

UB 18 Liver Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

UB 19 Gallbladder Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

UB 20 Spleen Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

UB 21 Stomach Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12.

UB 22 Triple Burner Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.

UB 23 Kidney Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

UB 24 Sea of Qi Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L3.

UB 25 Large Intestine Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4.

UB 26 Origin Pass Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.

UB 27 Small Intestine Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.

UB 28 Bladder Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF.

UB 29 Central Backbone Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 3rd PSF.

UB 30 White Ring Shu


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1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 31 Upper Bone Hole


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On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.

UB 32 Second Bone Hole


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On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, level with the 2nd PSF.

UB 33 Central Bone Hole


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On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the 3rd PSF.

UB 34 Lower Bone Hole


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On the sarcum lateral to GV 2, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 35 Meeting of Yang


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.5 cun lateral to the GV line on either side of the tip of the coccyx bone.

UB 36 Support


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On posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position).

UB 37 Gate of Abundance


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6 cun below UB 36 on a line joining UB 36 and UB 37

UB 38 Superficial Cleft


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1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (found with knee slightly bent).

UB 39 Bend Yang


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Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the tendon of biceps femoris.

UB 40 Bend Middle


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Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.

UB 41 Attached Branch


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3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T2, on the spinal border of the scapula. Lateral to UB 12.

UB 42 Po Door


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3 cun lateral to GV 12 and UB 13, level with T3, on the spinal border of the scapula.

UB 43 Gao Huang Shu

3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T4.

UB 44 Spirit Hall

3 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.

UB 45 Yi Xi

3 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.

UB 46 Diaphragm Pass

3 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.

UB 47 Hun Gate

3 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

UB 48 Yang Headrope

3 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

UB 49 Reflection Abode

3 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

UB 50 Stomach Granary

3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T12.

UB 51 Huang Gate

3 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.

UB 52 Will Chamber

3 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

UB 53 Bladder Huang

3 cun lateral to the medial sacral crest, level with the 2nd PSF.

UB 54 Sequential Limit

3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 55 Yang Union

2 cun directly below UB 40 between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius, on a line joining UB 40 - UB 57.

UB 56 Sinew Support

5 cun below UB 40 on the line connecting UB 40 - UB 57, midway between UB 55 and UB 57 in the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius.

UB 57 Mountain Support

8 cun below UB 40 in a pointed depression below the gastrocnemius when leg is stretched or heel is lifted.

UB 58 Taking Flight

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

UB 59 Instep Yang

3 cun directly above UB 60.

UB 60 Kunlun Mountains

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

UB 61 Subservient Visitor

Posterior and Inferior to the external malleolus, directly below UB 60, lateral to the calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin.

UB 62 Extending Vessel

In a depression directly below the external malleolus.

UB 63 Metal Gate

On the lateral side of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus, on the lower border of the cuboid bone.

UB 64 Capital Bone

Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

UB 65 Bundle Bone

Posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin.

UB 66 Valley Passage

Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint.

UB 67 Reaching Yin


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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the little toe.

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