UB 5 - Acupuncture Point - Wu Chu

  • English Name:  Fifth Place
  • Pinyin Name:  Wu Chu
  • Chinese Character:  五處
  • .5 cun behind UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML or 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23.
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  • Local point for headache and/or eye pain.
  • Epilepsy, yang ascension issues (manic episodes, dizziness, etc.)
  • Sinus congestion, stuffy head.

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The (UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian has 67 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


GV 23
Upper Star
  • Main point for nose problems, nasal congestion, rhinitis, nasal polyps, sinus headache.
  • Eye/Vision issues - shortsightedness, visual dizziness, painful/red eyes.
  • Facial swelling.
  • Psychological issues, primarily with wind derived mania symptoms from a TCM perspective.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for face and cervical issues, useful for sinus congestion, eye issues, and neck pain/cervical disc issues.  


UB 16
Governing Shu
  • Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back): acne, boils, etc.
UB 3
Eyebrow Ascension
  • Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction.
  • Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).
UB 4
Deviating Turn
  • Local point for headache and/or nasal issues.
  • Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry).
  • Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.

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