Theory

UB 40 - Acupuncture Point - Wei Zhong


UB 40 Names

  • English Name: Bend Middle
  • Pinyin Name: Wei Zhong
  • Chinese Character: 委中

Location

  • Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 40 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


UB 40 Point Associations


UB 40 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



UB 40 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

  • No Linked Conditions At This Time.

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points




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