UB32 (Urinary Bladder 32) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Ciliao
English Name: Second Foramen

Location: In the second sacral foramen.

Precautions: Forbidden during pregnancy as this point stimulates uterine contractions (promotes oxytocin).


Regulates the Lower Jiao, removes blood stasis from the uterus and regulates menses, eliminates Damp-Heat from the uterus (treats vaginal discharge), strengthens the low back and legs.

Primary Indications:

Irregular menses, vaginal discharge, low back pain.

Secondary Indications:

Wei and bi syndromes of the lower limbs.

Tertiary Indications:

Hernia, dysmenorrhea, sciatica, orchitis, constipation, lin syndrome, delayed labor, borborygmus and diarrhea, epigastric fullness.

Other Indications:

Vomiting, peritonitis, enuresis, impotence, nocturnal emission, female sterility, uterine prolapse, metritis, endometritis, ovaritis, pain due to excess of energy, sensation of cold in the back, cold knees, weak feet.


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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