UB1 (Jing Ming = Eye brightness)
There is a sensitive area on the medial aspect of the orbit between UB1 and UB2, which can be used for nosebleeds, especially in children. Use one hand to apply pressure to UB10 (bilaterally), while simultaneously applying pressure with the other hand to the area described above. IF there is high blood pressure or any possibility of intercranial hemorrhage, allow the nose bleed to release heat and pressure.
UB2 (Zan Zhu = Gathering Bamboo)
For the normal indications of headache or eye problems, needle UB2 toward UB1. For Bell’s palsy or stroke, when the eye cannot close, needle subcutaneously toward Yu Yao. Interesting tidbit: some ancient texts tell us that the eyebrow hairs around UB2 stand up more during menstruation.
UB3 (Mei Chong = Eyebrow Ascension)
In the classic texts, the UB channel was comprised of only 63 points. The four points that were added later are: UB3, UB16, UB24, and UB26.
UB7 (Tong Tian = Reaching Heaven)
“Tong Tian,” can be translated as ‘reaching heaven.’ This point may be used to support the function of DU20, or as a local point for migraines. When treating migraines, combine UB7 with ST8 and needle subcutaneously toward the painful area.
UB10 (Tian Zhu = Celestial Pillar)
In cases of stroke or Bell’s palsy, or other conditions causing neuropathy, enervation to the left and right sides may become unbalanced. If the trapezius muscle appears atrophic on only one side, needle UB10 on the sunken side, plus DU14 to balance both sides of the trapezius. UB10 is also a good local point for occipital pain, neck pain, or headache. Since it is located at the pivotal point between the head and the body, it can bring balance between the head and the body.
Written by HB. Kim L.Ac.