(UB) Urinary Bladder Meridian - Graphic

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.1 cun in depression slightly above the inner canthus of the eye ** No Moxa, Slow Insert, No Manipulation ** On the medial end of the eyebrow directly above the inner canthus of the eye (on the supraorbital notch) ** No Moxa ** .5 cun inside the anterior hairline directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4 ** No Moxa ** 1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's of the distance between GV 24 and ST 8 .5 cun above UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML or 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23 On the medial end of the eyebrow directly above the inner canthus of the eye (on the supraorbital notch) ** No Moxa ** .5 cun inside the anterior hairline directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4 ** No Moxa ** 1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's of the distance between GV 24 and ST 8 .5 cun above UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML or 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23 1.5 cun posterior to UB 5 or 2.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline ** No Moxa ** 1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to midline 1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to midline 1.5 cun posterior to UB 7 or 5.5 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline ** No Moxa ** 1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in a depression level with GV 17 1.3 cun lateral to GV 15 in a depression or .5 cun above the PHL and 1.3 cun lateral to the PML on the lateral aspect of the trapezius ** No Moxa ** 1.5 cun lateral to GV 13, level with T1 1.5 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T2 1.5 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T4 1.5 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5 1.5 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6 1.5 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7 1.5 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9 1.5 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10 1.5 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12 1.5 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1 1.5 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L3 1.5 cun lateral to GV 3, level with L4 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with L5 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with the 1st PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 2nd PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 3rd PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 3rd PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 4th PSF 1.5 cun lateral to GV line, level with 4th PSF On sacrum at midpoint of PSIS and PML, in the 1st PSF ** No Needling During Pregnancy ** On sacrum medial and inferior to the PSIS, in the 2nd PSF ** No Needling During Pregnancy ** On sacrum medial and inferior to UB 32, in the 3rd PSF On sacrum lateral to GV 2, in the 4th PSF ** No Needling During Pregnancy ** .5 cun lateral to the GV line on either side of the tip of the coccyx bone On the posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position) On the posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position) 3 cun lateral to the GV line, level with T2, on the spinal border of the scapula 3 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3, on the spinal border of the scapula 3 cun lateral to GV line, level with T4 3 cun lateral to GV 11, level with T5 3 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6 3 cun lateral to GV 9, level with T7 3 cun lateral to GV 8, level with T9 3 cun lateral to GV 7, level with T10 3 cun lateral to GV 6, level with T11 3 cun lateral to GV line, level with T12 3 cun lateral to GV 5, level with L1 3 cun lateral to GV 4, level with L2 3 cun lateral to the medial sacral crest, level with 2nd PSF 3 cun lateral to GV line, level with 4th PSF 3 cun lateral to GV line, level with 4th PSF terms of use
.5 cun lateral to the GV line on either side of the tip of the coccyx bone On the posterior side of the thigh at the midpoint of the inferior gluteal crease (locate in prone position) 6 cun below UB 36 on a line joining UB 36 to UB 40 1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of biceps femoris (with knee slightly bent) Lateral to UB 40 on the medial border of the tendon of biceps femoris Midpoint of the transverse crease of the popliteal fossa, between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosis ** No Moxa, not even pole ** 2 cun directly below UB 40 between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius on a line joining UB 40 to UB 57 5 cun below UB 40 on a line joining UB 40 to UB 57, midway between UB 55 and UB 57 in the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius 8 cun below UB 40 in a pointed depression below the gastrocnemius when the leg is stretched or the heel is lifted 7 cun directly above UB 60 on the posterior border of the fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB 57 7 cun directly above UB 60 on the posterior border of the fibula about 1 cun lateral and inferior to UB 57 3 cun directly above UB 60 3 cun directly above UB 60 In a depression between the tip of the external malleolus and the achilles tendon In a depression between the tip of the external malleolus and the achilles tendon Posterior and inferior to the external malleolus, directly below UB 60, lateral to the calcaneum at the junction of the red and white skin In a depression directly below the external malleolus On the lateral side of the foot, directly below the anterior border of the external malleolus on the lower border of the cuboid bone Below the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone at the junction of the red and white skin Posterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint at the junction of the red and white skin Anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the small toe ** Dr. So - No Needling During Pregnancy Except To Turn Breech terms of use

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

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