Names Of Zhong Liao

UB 33 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Central Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name: Zhong Liao
  • Chinese Character: 中髎
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 33 ?

UB 33 Location

  • On the sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, level with the 3rd PSF.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is UB 33 Used For?

UB 33 Clinical Usages

  • UB 31, UB 32, UB 33 & UB 34 together form the "Eight Liao" points and are all useful for local low back a/or sacrum problems and most genital and urinary related disorders. Of these UB 32 is most often used clinically.
  • In women may be used for irregular menstruation, light cycles, leukorrhea, infertility.
  • As an adjunctive point for constipation - but may also be used for diarrhea.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 33 ?

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 33 ?

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 33 ?

UB 29 Central Backbone Shu


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  • Generally a local point for back pain and/or stiffness, hernia.
  • Warms the kidney yang - wasting and thirsting, lack of sweating.

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