Theory

UB 33 - Acupuncture Point - Zhong Liao


UB 33 Names

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

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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UB 33 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


UB 33 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 33 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 33 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 29




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