UB2 (Urinary Bladder 2) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zanzhu
English Name: Bamboo Gathering

Location: In the hollow at the medial end of the eyebrow, in the supraorbital notch.

Precautions: Moxibustion contraindicated.


Dispels wind, clears heat (bleeding often used to clear heat), clears the vision and nourishes water (promotes lacrimation).

Primary Indications:

Headache, pain in superciliary ridge, redness/swelling and pain of eye.

Tertiary Indications:

Visual dizziness, blurred vision, excessive lacrimation, twitching of eyelids, nebula, facial paralysis, psychosis, infantile convulsions, stiff neck, wind-stroke.

Other Indications:

Eye diseases, night blindness, itching of eyes, inability to open eyes wide, allergic rhinitis, incessant sneezing, pain in face and cheecks, cadaveric syncope, high blood pressure, cephalic congestion in children, painful haemorrhoids, aversion to wind and cold.


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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