UB 2 - Acupuncture Point - Zan Zhu

  • English Name:  Bamboo Gathering
  • Pinyin Name:  Zan Zhu
  • Chinese Character:  攢竹
  • On the medial end of the eyebrow, directly above the inner canthus of the eye (on the supraorbital notch).
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  • Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache.
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes - allergies.
  • Use in facial massage for headaches with GB 20, ST 8, LI 4, and UB 60.
  • Glaucoma, night blindness, blurry and/or weak vision.
  • Generally, needle towards UB 1 for eye disease or Yuyao for supraorbital pain.

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The (UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian has 67 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions
UB 1
Bright Eyes
  • 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.

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(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.

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

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(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.

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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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