Theory

UB 5 - Acupuncture Point - Wu Chu


UB 5 Names

  • English Name: Fifth Place
  • Pinyin Name: Wu Chu
  • Chinese Character: 五處

Location

  • .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.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 5 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 5 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 5 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

GV 23

  • 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

  • UB 16  Governing Shu
    • Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back): acne, boils, etc.

UB 3

UB 4




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