Names Of Wu Chu

UB 5 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is UB 5 ?

UB 5 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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What Is UB 5 Used For?

UB 5 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for headache and/or eye pain.
  • Epilepsy, yang ascension issues (manic episodes, dizziness, etc.)
  • Sinus congestion, stuffy head.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 5 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use UB 5 ?

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".

What Points Are Near UB 5 ?

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


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  • Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back): acne, boils, psoriasis, alopecia.
  • Harmonizes the qi in the chest and abdomen - epigastric pain, abdominal distention, borborygmus.
  • Chest / Cardiac pain - unbinds the chest.

UB 3 Eyebrow Ascension


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  • Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction.
  • Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).

UB 4 Deviating Turn


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  • 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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