Names Of Cheng Guang

UB 6 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Light Guard
  • Pinyin Name: Cheng Guang
  • Chinese Character: 承光
Meridian Information

Where Is UB 6 ?

UB 6 Location

  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is UB 6 Used For?

UB 6 Clinical Usages

  • Local point generally for headaches and vision issues - clears heat and wind.
  • Headaches particularly with visual dizziness.
  • Visual issues - blurry vision.
  • Wind-heat conditions when there is no sweating - vomiting, nasal discharge, etc.
  • Loss of smell.

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Any Precautions Using UB 6 ?

Primary Contraindications:


Contraindication Notes:

  • Avoid moxibustion.

Please note that for many contraindications there are clinically valid reasons to use these points even when they are technically contraindicated.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use UB 6 ?

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 6 ?

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 6 ?

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  • Clears Heat and Regulates the Gallbladder.
  • Headache, Dizziness

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  • Nasal issues - congestion, olfactory problems (i.e. distinguishing smells), nosebleed, polyps.
  • Headaches, primarily from wind in the Chinese Medicine sense of the term, dizziness, vertigo.
  • Psychological issues, particularly related to fear a/or fright, panic attacks, palpitations.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect brain and scalp issues, useful for brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, lou gehrig's. Also helpful for improving focus in children (ADD/ADHD).  

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  • Classically mentioned for "splitting headache; headache w/nausea/vomiting; headache w/eye pain (migraine)" - particularly for frontal headaches.
  • Poor vision, twitching eyelids, eye pain, excessive tearing.
  • Dizziness.
  • Hair loss.

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