Theory

UB 8 - Acupuncture Point - Luo Que


UB 8 Names

  • English Name: Declining Connection
  • Pinyin Name: Luo Que
  • Chinese Character: 絡卻

Location

  • 1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the 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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UB 8 Clinical Uses

  • Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion, blurry vision, dizziness, tinnitus.
  • Calms the shen - a range of psychological conditions including depression, mania, withdrawal from lack of ability of the shen to rise.
  • Useful for removing obstructions causing Qi flow issues to the head/brain (heavy head, vertex pain, distention).


UB 8 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 8 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 8 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

GB 18

  • GB 18  Spirit Support
    • Local Point.

GV 20

  • GV 20  Hundred Convergences
    • Main point for headache, dizziness, eye pain and redness, irritability, hypertension from excess yang in the upper body, often occuring with patterns of excess Liver yang or Liver fire. Combine with lower body points such as LV 2, LV 3, KD 1, GB 34, GB 41.
    • Main point for internal wind which has some overlapping indications with the above entry, for headaches, dizziness, visual dizziness, tinnitus, vertex pain, windstroke, seizures.
    • Main point for prolapse, anal, uterine, vaginal; main point for hemorrhoids.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the association area (related to emotions, memory, behavior), useful for low energy, yang energy imbalances, parkinson's, alzheimer's, motor control issues.  



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