UB 1
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UB 1 Jing Ming 睛明

“Bright Eyes”

JING eye, pupil

MING bright, to brighten

Other Names

Location and Needling:

Just medial and superior to the inner canthus.
Perpendicular 0.2-0.3 cun, Pull globe away from center with finger tip, have patient look away, insert needle at the superior aspect of the lacrimal sac on a horizontal level (sometimes is needled 0.5-1 cun without retention)

Contraindications and Cautions


Urinary Bladder,

Connection point from SI-18, receives branches from ST-1 and LI-20. Reunion point Du Mai, Yang Wei Mai, Yin Qiao Mai, ST, SI, SJ, and GB.

Clears the eye and vision, disperses wind, cools heat, opens channels.
This is the place where Yin and Yang change into their opposites and Yin and Yang Qiao Mai separate, i.e.
the Yang enters the Yin, and the Yin enters the Yang.

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:40

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