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.  Nightsweats in some cases from deficiency.
  • Main point for all skin related issues: itching, oozing, inflammation, eczema, etc.
  • Good local point for hip, 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:

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:

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


Nearby Acupuncture Points

UB 39

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  • UB 39  Bend Yang
    • 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.

KD 10

LV 8

  • LV 8  Spring at the Bend
    • Tonify LV Yin and Blood, clears excess heat patterns.
    • Genital issues related to damp-heat - pain/swelling, retention of urine, cystitis, prostatitis, ovarian cysts.
    • Tonify Yin from mental, physical, emotional strain.
    • Medial knee pain.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Knee problems, even if on the lateral side of the knee, also useful for abdominal pain, urination issues, groin issues (itch/pain).
    • Main treatment point of Liver Sho pattern (with KD 10) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

ST 35

(EX) Heding

  • (EX) Heding  Top Crane
    • Knee issues - pain, stiffness, tension

(EX) Xiyan

  • (EX) Xiyan  Eye of Knee
    • All knee disorders - pain, inflammation, etc.



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