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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 1

Urinary Bladder 1

Chinese Name: Jingming (English translation: Bright Eyes)

Location:  On the face, in the depression superior to the inner canthus.

Classification: Crossing point of the Urinary Bladder, Small Intestine, Stomach Meridians and the Yin Qiao and Yang Qiao Vessels


  • Blurring of vision, myopia, night blindness, color blindness
  • Pterygium, cataract, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, lacrimation
  • Acute lumbar pain

Functions: Benefits the eyes, clears Heat, expels Wind.

Needling: Have patient close eyes. With the left hand, gently push the eyeball toward the lateral side, with the right hand slowly insert the needle perpendicularly .5 - 1.0 cun along the orbital wall. It is not advisable to rotate or lift and thrust the needle (or only rotate or lift and thrust slightly). To avoid bleeding, press the punctured site momentarily after withdrawing the needle.

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