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UB1 (Urinary Bladder 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Jingming
English Name: Bright Eyes

Location: 0.1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye (located with eyes closed).

Precautions: Care with needling depth and avoidance of twisting, thrusting and lifting of the needle are very important to avoid black eye, moxibustion contraindicated.

Nature:

Point of intersection of Bladder channel with Yangqiaomai, Yinqiaomai, Stomach channel, Small Intestine channel (also sanjiao channel according to some sources)

Functions:

Dispels wind, clears heat, clears the vision and nourishes water (promotes lacrimation).

Primary Indications:

Redness / swelling and pain of eye, itching of eyes, excessive lacrimation, night blindness, color blindness, myopia, nebula, visual dizziness, atrophy of optic nerve, other eye disorders.

Tertiary Indications:

Headache, fear of cold.

Other Indications:

Infantile convulsions, facial nerve paralysis, pain in eye with lacrimation on exposure to wind in emaciated children with yellow skin and hard distended abdomen.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Urinary Bladder channel:

(UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, UB12, UB13, UB14, UB15, UB16, UB17, UB18, UB19, UB20, UB21, UB22, UB23, UB24, UB25, UB26, UB27, UB28, UB29, UB30, UB31, UB32, UB33, UB34, UB35, UB36, UB37, UB38, UB39, UB40, UB41, UB42, UB43, UB44, UB45, UB46, UB47, UB48, UB49, UB50, UB51, UB52, UB53, UB54, UB55, UB56, UB57, UB58, UB59, UB60, UB61, UB62, UB63, UB64, UB65, UB66, UB67)

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