Theory

UB 9 - Acupuncture Point - Yu Zhen


UB 9 Names

  • English Name: Jade Pillow
  • Pinyin Name: Yu Zhen
  • Chinese Character: 玉枕

Location

  • 1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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UB 9 Clinical Uses

  • Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind.
  • Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head.
  • Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision.
  • Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, or no sweating in heat disease.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the cerebellum (muscle coordination, equilibrium). Useful for stroke recovery, ALS, MS, Parkinson's, etc.


UB 9 Point Associations

None listed.


UB 9 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 9 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 17

  • GV 17  Brain's Door
    • Neck/Cervical issues, pain a/or stiffness of the neck, heaviness of the head, headache, dizziness.
    • Epilepsy, mania, lockjaw, loss of voice.
    • Eye pain, excessive lacrimation.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the medulla functions (heart, lung, blood vessel issues), useful for palpitations, asthma/shortness of breath, multiple sclerosis, lou gehrig's, muscular dystrophy.  

GB 19

  • GB 19  Brain Hollow
    • Local Point.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the visual cortex. Useful for muscle/coordination problems with the eyes from conditions such as MS, Parkinson's, etc.



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