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1 POINT LOCATION I Points of the Lung Channel of Hand-Taiyin

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5 LU 1 (Zhong Fu) “Center Palace” Front-Mu point of the Lung Crossing point of the LU and SP Location: Level with 1 st intercostal space 6 cun lateral to midline, 1 cun inferior to LU 2 Techniques: Oblique Lateral: cun *Avoid deep needling.

6 Functions Disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Clears Lung Heat Clears Lung Heat Regulates the water passages Regulates the water passages Descends the Stomach Qi to relieve vomiting and nausea Descends the Stomach Qi to relieve vomiting and nausea

7 Indications Cough, wheezing, oppression and pain of the chest, phlegm Cough, wheezing, oppression and pain of the chest, phlegm Febrile disease with lung symptoms, wasting and thirsting disorder, dry cough Febrile disease with lung symptoms, wasting and thirsting disorder, dry cough Swelling of the face Swelling of the face Vomiting and nausea Vomiting and nausea

8 LU 2 (Yun Men) “Cloud Gate” Locations: 1 cun superior and slightly medial to LU 1 in hollow of delta-pectoral triangle. Can palpate when pt raises arm straight out and parallel to the ground. Techniques: Oblique Lateral: cun *Avoid deep needling.

9 Functions Disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Activates the channels and collaterals and relieves pain Activates the channels and collaterals and relieves pain Clears Heat in extremities Clears Heat in extremities

10 Indications Cough, wheezing Cough, wheezing Pain of the shoulder and upper back Pain of the shoulder and upper back Burning sensation or fullness of the chest Burning sensation or fullness of the chest

11 LU 3 (Tian Fu) “Heavenly Palace” Window of the Sky point Location: 3 cun below tip of axillary fold, 6 cun superior to cubital crease on upper arm, groove between lateral border of biceps brachii and shaft of humerus. Divide distance between axillary tip and cubital crease into 1/3’s for most accurate location. Techniques:Perpendicular cun

12 Functions Clears Lung Heat and disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Clears Lung Heat and disperses and descends the Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Calms the Spirit Calms the Spirit Cools Blood and stops bleeding Cools Blood and stops bleeding

13 Indications Cough, wheezing, oppression of the chest Cough, wheezing, oppression of the chest Sadness, weeping, somnolence, insomnia, depression, forgetfulness, disorientation Sadness, weeping, somnolence, insomnia, depression, forgetfulness, disorientation Epistaxis, hemoptysis Epistaxis, hemoptysis

14 LU 4 (Xia Bai) “White Sides” Location: 4 cun inferior to tip of axillary fold, 5 cun superior to LU 5 at cubital crease. In groove between lateral border of biceps brachii and shaft of humerus. Techniques:Perpendicular cun

15 Functions Disperses and descends Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Disperses and descends Lung Qi to relieve cough and wheezing Regulates Qi and Blood in the chest Regulates Qi and Blood in the chestIndications Cough, wheezing, oppression and pain of the chest and heart Cough, wheezing, oppression and pain of the chest and heart Pain of the medial aspect of the upper arm Pain of the medial aspect of the upper arm

16 LU 5 (Chi Ze) “Cubit Marsh” He-Sea point, Water point Child/Reduction point Location: On cubital crease of elbow in the depression to the radial side of the tendon of the biceps brachii. Slightly flex elbow to locate. Techniques: Perpendicular, cun Prick: 3-Edge Needle *Avoid cephalic vein

17 Functions Clears Lung Heat and descends Rebellious Qi Clears Lung Heat and descends Rebellious Qi Resolves Phlegm in the Lungs Resolves Phlegm in the Lungs Activates the channel and alleviates pain Activates the channel and alleviates pain Regulates the water passages Regulates the water passages Subdues Rebellious Stomach Qi Subdues Rebellious Stomach Qi

18 Indications Cough, wheezing, fever, hemoptysis, sore throat, oppression and pain of the chest Cough, wheezing, fever, hemoptysis, sore throat, oppression and pain of the chest Coughing with expectoration of profuse phlegm Coughing with expectoration of profuse phlegm Pain of the shoulder and elbow Pain of the shoulder and elbow Enuresis and frequent urination Enuresis and frequent urination Acute diarrhea and vomiting Acute diarrhea and vomiting

19 LU 6 (Kong Zui) “Great Cleft” The Xi-Cleft Point Location: On the flexor aspect of the forearm 5 cun distal to LU 5, 7 cun prox to LU 9. Inline between LU 5 – LU 9. 5 cun distal to LU 5, 7 cun prox to LU 9. Inline between LU 5 – LU 9.Techniques:Perpendicular cun

20 Functions Disperses and descends Lung Qi Disperses and descends Lung Qi Clears Lung Heat, moistens Lungs Clears Lung Heat, moistens Lungs Stops bleeding Stops bleeding Clears obstructions from the channel, relieves pain Clears obstructions from the channel, relieves pain

21 Indications Cough and wheezing Cough and wheezing Hemoptysis Hemoptysis Oppression and pain of the chest Oppression and pain of the chest Sore throat Sore throat Pain and spasm of the elbow and forearm Pain and spasm of the elbow and forearm

22 LU 7 (Lie Que) “Broken Depression” Luo-Connecting point Master/Confluent point Command point Location: Radial aspect of forearm ~ 1.5 cun prox to LI 5 between tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicus longus. Techniques:Oblique: cun *Avoid cephalic vein

23 Functions Releases the exterior and expels Wind Releases the exterior and expels Wind Promotes the dispersing and descending function of the Lungs and alleviates cough Promotes the dispersing and descending function of the Lungs and alleviates cough Regulates the Ren Mai Regulates the Ren Mai Regulates the water passages Regulates the water passages Activates the channel and relieves pain Activates the channel and relieves pain

24 Indications Chills, fever, headache, stiff neck, floating pulse, no sweating during a cold or sweating with no abatement of symptoms Chills, fever, headache, stiff neck, floating pulse, no sweating during a cold or sweating with no abatement of symptoms Cough, wheezing, pain and oppression of the chest Cough, wheezing, pain and oppression of the chest Sore throat Sore throat Dysuria, edema, hematuria Dysuria, edema, hematuria Pain of the genitals, dysmenorrhea Pain of the genitals, dysmenorrhea Facial edema, urinary retention Facial edema, urinary retention Headache, pain and stiffness of the neck Headache, pain and stiffness of the neck

25 LU 8 (Jing Qu) “Ditch Passing” Jing-River point Metal point Horary/Nature point Location: 1 cun proximal to LU 9 in a line connecting LU 5 and LU 9 Techniques:Perpendicular cun *Avoid radial artery

26 Functions Disperses and descends Lung Qi to alleviate cough and wheezing Disperses and descends Lung Qi to alleviate cough and wheezingIndications Cough, wheezing Cough, wheezing Sore throat Sore throat Pain and oppression of the chest Stomachache Pain and oppression of the chest Stomachache Febrile disease without sweating Febrile disease without sweating

27 LU 9 (Tai Yuan) “Extreme Abyss” Shu-stream point Earth point Mother/Tonification point Yuan-Source point Influential point Techniques:Perpendicular cun *Avoid radial artery

28 Locations: At wrist joint in depression between radial artery and tendon of abductor pollicus longus (thumb tendon) on border of pisiform bone. Level with Heart (HE) 7 point.

29 Functions Tonifies Lung Qi Tonifies Lung Qi Nourishes Lung Yin Nourishes Lung Yin Transforms Phlegm and stops cough Transforms Phlegm and stops cough Promotes circulation of Qi and Blood and influences the pulse Promotes circulation of Qi and Blood and influences the pulse Harmonizes the Stomach Harmonizes the Stomach Activates the channel, relieves pain Activates the channel, relieves pain

30 Indications Weak pulse, weak voice, shortness of breath, chronic, weak cough, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, allergies, susceptibility to colds and flu Weak pulse, weak voice, shortness of breath, chronic, weak cough, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, allergies, susceptibility to colds and flu Chronically dry, sore throat, dry mouth, chronic, weak cough with scanty sputum, hemoptysis, night sweating Chronically dry, sore throat, dry mouth, chronic, weak cough with scanty sputum, hemoptysis, night sweating Cough, wheezing, dyspnea Cough, wheezing, dyspnea

31 Pain and oppression of the chest, weak pulse, palpitations, cold hands and feet Pain and oppression of the chest, weak pulse, palpitations, cold hands and feet Belching, frontal headache, toothache, red, painful eyes Belching, frontal headache, toothache, red, painful eyes Pain of the supraclavicular fossa, shoulder, back, medial aspect of arm and wrist Pain of the supraclavicular fossa, shoulder, back, medial aspect of arm and wrist

32 LU 10 (Yu Ji) “Fish Border” Ying-Sping Point, Fire Point Location: On thenar emminence, midway down the shaft of the 1 st metacarpal (thumb). Locate the point on the border of the red and white skin (or where skin changes textures) Techniques:Perpendicular cun Prick: 3-Edge Needle

33 Functions Benefits the throat Benefits the throat Clears Heat from the Lung and Heart Clears Heat from the Lung and Heart Descends Rebellious Qi, relieves cough and asthma Descends Rebellious Qi, relieves cough and asthma

34 Indications Sore throat, loss of voice Sore throat, loss of voice Fever, hemoptysis, chest stuffiness or pain, restlessness, agitation Fever, hemoptysis, chest stuffiness or pain, restlessness, agitation Cough, wheezing Cough, wheezing

35 LU 11 (Shao Shang) “Small Shang” Jing-Well point, Wood Point Location: 0.1 cun from radial corner of thumbnail Techniques: Perpendicular 0.1 cun Prick: 3-Edge Needle

36 Functions Clears Heat and revives consciousness Clears Heat and revives consciousness Benefits throat Benefits throat Disperses and descends Lung Qi Disperses and descends Lung Qi Activates the channel, relieves pain Activates the channel, relieves pain

37 Indications Fever, loss of consciousness Fever, loss of consciousness Swollen, sore throat, mumps, tonsillitis, etc. Swollen, sore throat, mumps, tonsillitis, etc. Cough, wheezing, hemoptysis Cough, wheezing, hemoptysis Chest stuffiness or pain, restlessness, agitation Chest stuffiness or pain, restlessness, agitation Pain and contraction of the wrist Pain and contraction of the wrist


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