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Home > Education > Acupuncture Point Location > Urinary Bladder Meridian > UB 58

Urinary Bladder 58

Chinese Name: Feiyang (English translation: Taking Flight)

Location: On the posterior aspect of the lower leg, behind the external malleolus, 7 cun directly above UB 60, 1 cun inferior and lateral to UB 57.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Urinary Bladder Meridian

Indications:

  • Headache, dizziness, epistaxis
  • Pain and weakness of the lumbar and leg (sciatica)
  • Hemorrhoids

Functions: Expels Wind-Damp, harmonizes excess above and deficiency below, activates the meridian, alleviates pain.

Notes: Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .7 - 1.0 cun.

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