Theory

(UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian - Point 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.


The (UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian has 67 Acupuncture Points

UB 1

UB 2

UB 3

UB 4

UB 5

UB 6

  • UB 6  Light Guard
  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 7

  • UB 7  Celestial Connection
  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 8

  • UB 8  Declining Connection
  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

UB 9

  • UB 9  Jade Pillow
  • 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

  • UB 10  Celestial Pillar
  • 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

  • UB 11  Great Shuttle
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1.

UB 12

  • UB 12  Wind Gate
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T2.

UB 13

  • UB 13  Lung Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3.

UB 14

  • UB 14  Jue Yin Shu (Pericardium Shu)
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T4.

UB 15

  • UB 15  Heart Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.

UB 16

  • UB 16  Governing Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.

UB 17

  • UB 17  Diaphragm Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.

UB 18

  • UB 18  Liver Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

UB 19

  • UB 19  Gallbladder Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

UB 20

  • UB 20  Spleen Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

UB 21

  • UB 21  Stomach Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12.

UB 22

  • UB 22  Triple Burner Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.

UB 23

  • UB 23  Kidney Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

UB 24

  • UB 24  Sea of Qi Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L3.

UB 25

  • UB 25  Large Intestine Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4.

UB 26

  • UB 26  Origin Pass Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5.

UB 27

  • UB 27  Small Intestine Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 1st PSF.

UB 28

  • UB 28  Bladder Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF.

UB 29

  • UB 29  Central Backbone Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 3rd PSF.

UB 30

  • UB 30  White Ring Shu
  • 1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 31

  • UB 31  Upper Bone Hole
  • On the sacrum at the midpoint of the PSIS and the PML, level with the 1st PSF.

UB 32

  • UB 32  Second Bone Hole
  • On the sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, level with the 2nd PSF.

UB 33

  • UB 33  Central Bone Hole
  • On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the 3rd PSF.

UB 34

  • UB 34  Lower Bone Hole
  • On the sarcum lateral to GV 2, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 35

  • UB 35  Meeting of Yang
  • .5 cun lateral to the GV line on either side of the tip of the coccyx bone.

UB 36

  • UB 36  Support
  • On posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position).

UB 37

  • UB 37  Gate of Abundance
  • 6 cun below UB 36 on a line joining UB 36 and UB 40.

UB 38

  • UB 38  Superficial Cleft
  • 1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (found with knee slightly bent).

UB 39

  • UB 39  Bend Yang
  • Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the tendon of biceps femoris.

UB 40

  • UB 40  Bend Middle
  • Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.

UB 41

  • UB 41  Attached Branch
  • 3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T2, on the spinal border of the scapula.

UB 42

  • UB 42  Po Door
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3, on the spinal border of the scapula.

UB 43

  • UB 43  Gao Huang Shu
  • 3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T4.

UB 44

  • UB 44  Spirit Hall
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5.

UB 45

  • UB 45  Yi Xi
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.

UB 46

  • UB 46  Diaphragm Pass
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7.

UB 47

  • UB 47  Hun Gate
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9.

UB 48

  • UB 48  Yang Headrope
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10.

UB 49

  • UB 49  Reflection Abode
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11.

UB 50

  • UB 50  Stomach Granary
  • 3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T12.

UB 51

  • UB 51  Huang Gate
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1.

UB 52

  • UB 52  Will Chamber
  • 3 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2.

UB 53

  • UB 53  Bladder Huang
  • 3 cun lateral to the medial sacral crest, level with the 2nd PSF.

UB 54

  • UB 54  Sequential Limit
  • 3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with the 4th PSF.

UB 55

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • UB 59  Instep Yang
  • 3 cun directly above UB 60.

UB 60

  • UB 60  Kunlun Mountains
  • In a depression between the tip of the external malleolus and the achilles tendon.

UB 61

  • 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

  • UB 62  Extending Vessel
  • In a depression directly below the external malleolus.

UB 63

  • 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

  • UB 64  Capital Bone
  • Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin.

UB 65

  • UB 65  Bundle Bone
  • Posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin.

UB 66

  • UB 66  Valley Passage
  • Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint.

UB 67

  • UB 67  Reaching Yin
  • .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the little toe.



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