Theory

UB 1 - Acupuncture Point - Jing Ming


UB 1 Names

  • English Name: Bright Eyes
  • Pinyin Name: Jing Ming
  • Chinese Character: 睛明

Location

  • In a depression, .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 1 Clinical Uses

  • Main point for all eye disorders especially from wind (internal or external), excess, a/or heat.
  • Eye pain, strain, redness, swelling, itching, twitching, blurry vision, etc.
  • Myopia, color blindness, night blindness.
  • Glaucoma, optic nerve atrophy, cataracts.


UB 1 Point Associations

  • Entry Point
  • Intersection Point of the Urinary Bladder, Small Intestine, Stomach, Yin Qiao & Yang Qiao Channels (some sources list additional channels such as the Gall Bladder, Triple Heater & Governing Vessel)

UB 1 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



UB 1 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

UB 2

(EX) Taiyang

  • (EX) Taiyang  Great Sun
    • Temporal, one-sided a/or migraine headaches.
    • Eye issues - pain, swelling, redness, photophobia, visual acuity.
    • Local point for tootache, facial paralysis, pain, etc.
    • Classically mentioned in the Ode of the Jade Dragon for swelling of the breast (bleed bilaterally).
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Headaches, dizziness, eye and/or sinus issues. For migraines use with GB 20 and LI 4.

(EX) Yintang

  • (EX) Yintang  Hall of Seal
    • Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress.
    • Frontal headache.
    • Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Eye and sinus issues, useful point for building the energy in the head during qi gong.

(EX) Yuyao

  • (EX) Yuyao  Fish Loin
    • Frontal headache a/or pain in the supraorbital region.
    • Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium.

GB 14

  • GB 14  Yang White
    • Frontal/temporal (ST/TH area) headaches.
    • Eye issues (direct needle towards eye) - redness, swelling, itching, twitching, etc



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