Names Of Mei Chong

UB 3 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Eyebrow Ascension
  • Pinyin Name: Mei Chong
  • Chinese Character: 眉衝
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 3 ?

UB 3 Location

  • .5 cun inside the anterior hairline, directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is UB 3 Used For?

UB 3 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction.
  • Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 3 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use UB 3 ?

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".

What Points Are Near UB 3 ?

GV 24 Spirit Court

  • Local point for frontal headache, chronic sinusitis, nosebleeds, nasal discharge, excessive tearing.
  • Psychological issues with anxiety/mania as a main symptom - anxiety, panic attacks, fear, add, manic depression.
  • Epilepsy, dizziness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Effects the cranial nerve system, useful for all issues related to the cranial nerves, TMJ, vertigo.  
  • Differentiation: GV 23 is more for nose problems whereas GV 24 is more for headaches.  

UB 4 Deviating Turn


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  • Local point for headache and/or nasal issues.
  • Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry).
  • Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.

GB 13 Root Spirit

  • Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind.
  • Stiff Neck, Headache.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the frontal lobe.  Used on the (R) side for psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression and on the (L) side for attention related conditions such as ADD/ADHD.  Also useful for issues which come from subconscious influences.  

GB 15 Head Overlooking Tears

  • Excessive tearing from internal or external wind effecting the eyes.
  • Sinus issues (with GV 23, Yintang a/or LI 20) - sinusitis, rhinitis

ST 8 Head Corner


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  • Classically mentioned for "splitting headache; headache w/nausea/vomiting; headache w/eye pain (migraine)" - particularly for frontal headaches.
  • Poor vision, twitching eyelids, eye pain, excessive tearing.
  • Dizziness.
  • Hair loss.

GB 4 Forehead Fullness

  • Local Point, usually for headache

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