Theory

UB 39 - Acupuncture Point - Wei Yang


UB 39 Names

  • English Name: Bend Yang
  • Pinyin Name: Wei Yang
  • Chinese Character: 委陽

Location

  • Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the tendon of biceps femoris.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 39 Clinical Uses

  • Harmonize the triple warmer, damp heat conditions effecting the lower warmer: disperse for difficult urination, tonify for urinary incontinence.
  • Frees the channel - lumbar pain, lower intestinal distention, hemorrhoids.
  • Swellings in the axillary region.
  • Local point for knee issues.


UB 39 Point Associations


UB 39 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 39 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 40

  • UB 40  Bend Middle
    • As the Lumbar Command Point, useful for all lumbar related issues: acute low back pain, sprain, muscle spasms, etc.
    • Main point for heat conditions such as summer heat, heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
    • Main point for all skin related issues: itching, oozing, inflammation, etc.
    • Good local point for leg a/or knee pain.



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