Urinary Bladder Meridian 膀胱经

Jing Ming (UB 1)

TRANSLATION:Eye Brightness
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder, Small Intestine, Stomach, Gall Bladder, and San Jiao meridians with the Governing, Yin Qiao, and Yang Qiao vessels
LOCATION:0.1 cun medial and superior to inner canthus of the eye, near the medial border of the orbit
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.2-0.3 cun

Zan Shu (UB 2)

TRANSLATION: Gathered Bamboo
TYPE:  
LOCATION: Superior to the inner canthus, in a depression on the eyebrow, close to its medial end
NEEDLE INSERTION: a) 20° insertion inferiorly towards UB 1, b) 5° lateral insertion to join Yu Yao (M-HN-6), c) Prick to bleed for Heat disorders
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.3-0.5 cun

Mei Chong (UB 3)

TRANSLATION:Eyebrow's Pouring
TYPE:
LOCATION:Directly above UB 2, 0.5 cun within anterior hairline, level with GV 24
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Qu Chai (UB 4)

TRANSLATION:Deviating Turn; Crooked Curve
TYPE:
LOCATION:0.5 cun within the anterior hariline, 1.5 cun lateral to GV 24 and one third of the distance between between GV 24 and ST 8
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Wu Chu (UB 5)

TRANSLATION:Five Places; Fifth Place
TYPE:
LOCATION:0.5 directly posterior to UB 4, 1 cun within the hairline, and 1.5 cun lateral to GV 23
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Cheng Guang (UB 6)

TRANSLATION:Support Light; Receiving Light
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun posterior to UB 5, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Tong Tian (UB 7)

TRANSLATION:Reaching Heaven; Heavenly Connection
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun posterior to UB 6, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion, *may be contraindicated for moxa
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Luo Que (UB 8)

TRANSLATION:Declining Connection
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5cun posterior to UB 7, 1.5 cun lateral to the midline
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Yu Zhen (UB 9)

TRANSLATION:Jade Pillow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.3 cun lateral to GV 17
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Tian Zhu (UB 10)

TRANSLATION:Heavenly Pillar; Celestial Pillar
TYPE:Sea of Qi point; Window of the Sky
LOCATION:1.3 cun lateral to GV 15, in the depression on the lateral aspect of the trapezius
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-0.8 cun

Da Zhu (UB 11)

TRANSLATION:Great Shuttle
TYPE:Sea of Blood point; Hui-Meeting point of bones; Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder, Small Intestine, San Jiao, and Gall Bladder meridians with the Governing Vessel
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T1, level with GV 13
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Feng Men (UB 12)

TRANSLATION:Wind Gate
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder meridian with the Governing Vessel
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T2
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Fei Shu (UB 13)

TRANSLATION:Lung Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu point of the Lung
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T3, level with GV 12
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Jue Yin Shu (UB 14)

TRANSLATION:Absolute Yin Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu point of the Pericardium
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T4
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Xin Shu (UB 15)

TRANSLATION:Heart Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu point of the Heart
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T5, level with GV 11
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Du Shu (UB 16)

TRANSLATION:Governor Hollow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T6, level with GV 10
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Ge Shu (UB 17)

TRANSLATION:Diaphragm Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Diaphragm, Hui-Meeting point of Blood
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T7, level with GV 9
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Gan Shu (UB 18)

TRANSLATION:Liver Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Liver
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T9, level with GV 8
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Dan Shu (UB 19)

TRANSLATION:Gall Bladder Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Gall Bladder
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T10, level with GV 7
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Pi Shu (UB 20)

TRANSLATION:Spleen Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Spleen
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T11, level with GV 6
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

Wei Shu (UB 21)

TRANSLATION:Stomach Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Stomach
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T12
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 45° insertion towards spine, b) 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.0-1.5 cun

San Jiao Shu (UB 22)

TRANSLATION:Triple Burner Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the San Jiao
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L1, level with GV 5
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° or 45° insertion towards spine
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Shen Shu (UB 23)

TRANSLATION:Kidney Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Kidneys
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L2, level with GV 4
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° or 45° insertion towards spine
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Qi Hai Shu (UB 24)

TRANSLATION:Sea of Qi Hollow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L3
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Da Chang Shu (UB 25)

TRANSLATION:Large Intestine Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Large Intestine
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L4, level with GV 3
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Guan Yuan Shu (UB 26)

TRANSLATION:Gate of Origin Hollow; Hinge at the Source Hollow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L5, level with Shi Qi Zhui Xia (M-BW-25)
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Xiao Chang Shu (UB 27)

TRANSLATION:Small Intestine Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Small Intestine
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the midline, level with 1st posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Pang Guang Shu (UB 28)

TRANSLATION:Urinary Bladder Hollow
TYPE:Back-Shu of the Urinary Bladder
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the midline, level with 2nd posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Zhong Lu Shu (UB 29)

TRANSLATION:Mid-spine Hollow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the midline, level with 3rd posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Bai Huan Shu (UB 30)

TRANSLATION:White Ring Hollow
TYPE:
LOCATION:1.5 cun lateral to the midline, level with 4th posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion, *May be contraindicated for moxa
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Shang Liao (UB 31)

TRANSLATION:Upper Crevice
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder and Gall Bladder meridians
LOCATION:In the 1st posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 70° medial inferior insertion through foramen, *May be contraindicated for moxa
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.5-2.0 cun

Ci Liao (UB 32)

TRANSLATION:Second Crevice
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder and Gall Bladder meridians
LOCATION:
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 70° medial inferior insertion through foramen,
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.5-2.0 cun

Zhong Liao (UB 33)

TRANSLATION:Middle Crevice
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder and Gall Bladder meridians
LOCATION:In the 3rd posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 70° medial inferior insertion through foramen,
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.5-2.0 cun

Xia Liao (UB 34)

TRANSLATION:Lower Crevice
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder and Gall Bladder meridians
LOCATION:In the 4th posterior sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) 70° medial inferior insertion through foramen,
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.5-2.0 cun

Hui Yang (UB 35)

TRANSLATION:Meeting of Yang
TYPE:
LOCATION:0.5 cun lateral to the midline, level with the tip of the coccyx
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Cheng Fu (UB 36)

TRANSLATION:Receive Support; Hold and Support
TYPE:
LOCATION:At the widest part of the thigh, in a depression between the hamstring muscles at the midpoint of the gluteal crease, on a line directly superior to BL 40
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-2.0 cun

Yin Men (UB 37)

TRANSLATION:Gate of Abundance
TYPE:
LOCATION:On the back of the thigh, in the depression between the hamstrong muscles, 6 cun below UB 36 on the line joining UB 36 and UB 40
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-2.0 cun

Fu Xi (UB 38)

TRANSLATION:Superficial Cleft; Floating Cleft
TYPE:
LOCATION:1 cun above UB 39, on medial side of the tendon biceps femoris (with knee flexed)
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Wei Yang (UB 39)

TRANSLATION:Supporting Yang; Outside of the Crook
TYPE:Lower He-Sea point of the San Jiao
LOCATION:At the back of the knee, on the lateral end of the popliteal crease level with UB 40, in the depression on medial border of the tendon of biceps femoris
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

We Zhong (UB 40)

TRANSLATION:Supporting Middle; Middle Crook
TYPE:He-Sea, Earth, Command Point (back), Heavenly Star
LOCATION:At the back of the knee, on the popliteal crease, in a depression midway between the tendons of biceps femoris and semitendinosus
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) prick to bleed superfical veins
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 1.0-1.5 cun

Fu Fen (UB 41)

TRANSLATION:Attached Branch
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder and Small Intestine meridians
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T2, level with BL 12
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Po Hu (UB 42)

TRANSLATION:Soul Door; Gate of Corporeal Soul
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T3, level with BL 13 and GV 12
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Gao Huang Shu (UB 43)

TRANSLATION:Vital Region
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T4, level with BL 14
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Shen Tang (UB 44)

TRANSLATION:Spirit Hall
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T5, level with BL 15 and GV 11
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Yi Xi (UB 45)

TRANSLATION:Surprise
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T6, level with BL 16
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Ge Guan (UB 46)

TRANSLATION:Diaphragm Gate; Diaphragm Hinge
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T7, level with BL 17 and GV 9
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Hun Men (UB 47)

TRANSLATION:Soul Door; Gate of the Ethereal Soul
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T9, level with BL 18 and GV 8
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Yang Gang (UB 48)

TRANSLATION:Yang Parameter; Yang's Key Link
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T10, level with BL 19 and GV 7
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Yi She (UB 49)

TRANSLATION:Thought Shelter
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T11, level with BL 20 and GV 6
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Wei Cang (UB 50)

TRANSLATION:Stomach Storehouse
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of T12, level with BL 21
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Huang Men (UB 51)

TRANSLATION:Vital Gate
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L1, level with BL 22 and GV 5
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Zhi Shi (UB 52)

TRANSLATION:Will Chamber; Residence of the Will
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinuous process of L2, level with BL 23 and GV 4
NEEDLE INSERTION:45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.5-1.0 cun

Bao Huang (UB 53)

TRANSLATION:Bladder Vitals
TYPE:
LOCATION:3 cun lateral to the midline, at level of the spinous process of the 2nd sacral foramen
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Zhi Bian (UB 54)

TRANSLATION:Order Edge
TYPE:
LOCATION:On the buttock, in the depression 3 cun lateral to the hiatus of the sacrum, level with GV 2
NEEDLE INSERTION:a) 90° insertion, b) Angled towards anus or genitals
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 1.5-2.5 cun, b) 2.0-3.0 cun

He Yang (UB 55)

TRANSLATION:Yang Union
TYPE:
LOCATION:2 cun directly below UB 40 between the medial and lateral heads of the gastrocnemius, on line joining UB 40 and UB 57
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Cheng Jin (UB 56)

TRANSLATION:Support Sinews
TYPE:
LOCATION:5 cub below UB 40 and midway between BL 55 and BL 57, in the center of the belly of the gastrocnemius
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Cheng Shan (UB 57)

TRANSLATION:Supporting Mountain
TYPE:Heavenly Star
LOCATION:In the depression formed below the bellies of the gastrocnemius when the muscle is flexed, approximately 8 cun distal to UB 40
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Fei Yang (UB 58)

TRANSLATION:Flying; Soaring Upwards
TYPE:Luo-connecting
LOCATION:7 cun directly above UB 60, on posterior border of fibula, about 1 cun inferior and lateral to UB 57
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Fu Yang (UB 59)

TRANSLATION:Instep Yang
TYPE:Xi-cleft of the Yang Qiao vessel
LOCATION:3 cun directly above UB 60
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° proximal or distal insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:1.0-1.5 cun

Kun Lun (UB 60)

TRANSLATION:Kunlun Mountains
TYPE:Jing-River, Fire, Heavenly Star
LOCATION:Behind the ankle joint, in the depression between the prominence of the lateral malleolous and the Achilles tendon
NEEDLE INSERTION:a)90° insertion, b) directed superiorly to join KD 3
NEEDLE DEPTH:a) 0.5-1.0 cun, b) 1.5-2.0 cun

Pu Can (UB 61)

TRANSLATION:Subservient Visitor; Servant's Respect
TYPE:Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder meridian with the Yang Qiao vessel
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, 1.5 cun directly below UB 60, in a depression on the calcaneum, approximately at the junction of where the skin changes color
NEEDLE INSERTION:5° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Shen Mai (UB 62)

TRANSLATION:Extending Vessel
TYPE:Ghost Point, Confluent point of the Yang Qiao vessel
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, approximately 0.5 cun directly below the lateral malleolus, in a depression posterior to the peroneal tendons
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Jin Men (UB 63)

TRANSLATION:Golden Door
TYPE:Xi-cleft, Meeting point of the Urinary Bladder meridian with the Yang Qiao vessel
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, anterior and inferior to UB 62, in the depression posterior to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Jing Gu (UB 64)

TRANSLATION:Capital Bone
TYPE:Yuan-Source
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior and inferior to the tuberosity of the 5th metatarsal bone, approximately at the junction of where the skin changes color
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Shu Gu (UB 65)

TRANSLATION:Restraining Bone
TYPE:Shu-Stream, Wood, Sedation
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression posterior and inferior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.3-0.5 cun

Zu Tong Gu (UB 66)

TRANSLATION:Valley Passage; Foot Connecting Valley
TYPE:Ying-Spring, Water, Horary
LOCATION:On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression anterior to the 5th metatarsophalangeal joint
NEEDLE INSERTION:70° insertion towards the sole
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.2-0.3 cun

Zhi Yin (UB 67)

TRANSLATION:Reaching Yin
TYPE:Jing-Well, Metal, Tonification
LOCATION:On the dorsal aspect of the small toe, at the junction of lines drawn along the lateral border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail
NEEDLE INSERTION:90° or 45° insertion directed proximally
NEEDLE DEPTH:0.1-0.2 cun or prick to bleed