UB60 (Urinary Bladder 60) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Kunlun
English Name: Kunlun Mountains

Location: In the depression midway between the lateral malleolus and the Achilles tendon.

Precautions: Contraindicated in pregnancy.


Jing-River point of the Bladder channel, 8th of Ma Dan Yang's 12 Stars.


Dispels Wind, dispels Xie Qi from Taiyang channels, eliminates blood stasis from the uterus, relaxes the tendons and transforms Dampness, strengthens the lumbars and Kidneys.

Primary Indications:

Headache, stiff neck, visual dizziness, pain and spasm of shoulder and back, low back pain.

Tertiary Indications:

Pain in heel, epistaxis, infantile epilepsy, epilepsy, retained placenta, difficult labour, Bi syndrome of ankle, sciatica, foot swelling, malaria, paralysis of lower limbs, dyspnea.

Other Indications:

Diseases of the head, aching among the upper teech, goiter, hypertension, pain in heart radiating to back, abdominal pain and throughflux diarrhea, intestinal tuberculosis, pain and swelling of genitals, pain in vagina, sterility in women, pain the interior of the renal region and of the vertebrae, all gladular disorders, pain in hand, pain in knee joint, spasms in calf, swelling of limbs.


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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