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Significant Points of the Lung Channel of Hand-Taiyin

The lung meridian


The Lung Meridian originates from the middle energizer, running downward to connect with large intestine.

Winding back, it goes along the upper orifice of the stomach, passes upward through the diaphragm, and enters the lung, its pertaining organ.

From the lung, it comes out transversely from the axilla, running downward along the medial aspect of the upper arm,it reaches the cubital fossa,.

then it goes continuously downward along the anterior border of the radial side in the medial aspect of the forearm and enters Cunkou.

Passing the thenar eminence, and going along its radial border, it ends at the medial side of the tip of the thumb

The branch emerges from the posterior wrist and runs along the dorsum of the hand onto the radial side of the tip of the index finger.

zhongfu
Meaning Front-Mu Point of the Lung. Zhong, middle; fu, place. Zhong refers to the middle Jiao,

The point is in the place where Qi of Spleen and Stomach in the middle Jiao is gathered into the Lung Meridian. The Front-Mu acupoint of the lung.

location
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline, level with the intercostals space below the first rib.

indication
cough,asthma, pain in chest,should and arm, Distending fullness of the lung,suspression in the chest

method
obliquely to the lateral side or levelly, 0.5-0.8 cun deep.

chize (lung5)
Meaning He-Sea point. Chi, ruler or ulnar; ze, marsh. Chi refers to the ulnar aspect (from the wrist to the elbow ),

The point is in the depression of the elbow fossa at the ulnar aspect. The Qi of the meridian is infused here, like water flowing into a marsh.

location

When the palm is turned upward and slightly bent,this acupoint is located on the cubital crease and on the radial side of the tendon of m. biceps brachia

Indication
(1) the main point for respiratory diseases, such as cough and asthma, often used for Hot or Excess Syndrome (acute infection)

(2) to stop the bleeding of the upper part of the body, such as epistaxis,hemoptysis.

(3) to treat pains of the arm. spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm (4) to treat heat stroke by causing the point to bleeding. (5)sore throat.

Method
puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 cun or peck to bleeding.

Meaning Kong, hole; zui, the most The hole of this point is the deepest. Xi-Cleft point.

(6) Kongzui(LU6)

Location
7 cun above the dorsal wrist crease, on the line joining Taiyuan and Chize.

When the elbow is slightly bent and the palms turn to face each other, or when the forearm is streched and the palm turns over,

this acupoint is located on the palmar aspect of the forearm on the line joining taiyuan(LU 9) and ChizeLU5)and 7cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Indication
Cough, asthma, hemoptysis, pain in the chest,dyspnea Aphonia,hemorrhoids,spasmod ic pain of the elbow and arm,no sweating in febrile disease and headache.

Method
Perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun deep.

7Lieque(Lung7) Meaning Lie, arrangement; que, depression. The lightning and the rift in the sky were called Lieque in ancient times.

Location Superior to
the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

The Meridian of Hand-Taiyin diverges from this point to the Meridian of Hand-Yang ming, The point is the depression superior to the styloid process of the radius. Luo-connecting Point.

The elbow is bent slightly and the palms turn to face each other. The acupoint is superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

When the index finger and thumbs of both hands are crossed with the index finger of one hand placed on the styloid process of the radius of the other, the depression right under the tip of the index finger is the acupoint.

Indication
(1) main point for respiratory diseases, such as nasal obstruction, sore throat, cough, asthma, etc.

(2) main point for acute pain of the head and neck. (3) to treat aches of the wrist, such as sprain, tenosynovitis, etc.

Method
(1) Puncture obliquely in the direction of elbow. (2) Puncture obliquely in the direction of medial center, with the needle tip between the radius and tendon.

Meaning Jing, to pass; qu, ditch. A ditch where the meridian passes. Jing-River point.

(8)Jingqu(Lung8)

Location

On the medial side of the styloid process of the radius, I cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

The arm is streched and the palm is turned over. This acupoint is located 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.

Or the point touched by the middle finger of the doctor in feeling pulse is this acupoint

Indications
Cough, asthma, pain in the chest and back as well as the wrist, sore throat

Method
perpendicularly 0.2-0.3 cun.

9Taiyuan(Lung9)
Meaning Shu-Stream and Yuan-Source point. Tai, great; yuan, deep pool. Tai means abundance.

The Qi of meridian in the local part of this point is abundant as in a deep pool.

Location
On the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery.

The arm is stretched and the palm is turned over. This acupoint is located at the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist and in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.

Indication
Cough, asthma, hemoptysis, pain in the chest and throat,feverish sensation in the palms, weakness and pain of the wrist and pulseless disease

note
The shu-stream and yuan-source acupoints of the lung meridian of hand-taiyin, and also the vessel-confluent acupoint of the eight confluent acupoints.

Method
perpendicularly 0.30.5 cun.

10Yuji(lung 10 Meaning Yu, fish; ji, border. The muscular flexor, pollicis in the palm is prominent as fish,

the point is located just at its border Yuji(chenar) is used as an anatomical word at present Ying-Spring point.

Location
On the midpoint of the 1st metacarpal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.

Indication
cough, hemoptysis, sore throat, aphonia, fever

Method perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun

Meaning Shao, immaturity; shang, one of the Five Sounds, pertaining to metal. Shao means less.

Shaoshang (lung11)

The Lung pertains to metal in the Five Elements and to shang sound in the Five Sounds. This is the last point of the lung Meridian where Qi is less. Jing-Well Point.

Location

On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1cun posterior to the nail.

Indication
(1) main point for resuscitation and the emergement cases of unconsciousness. In treating Excess syndrome,.

Hot syndrome and Bi syndrome, peck the point to bleeding with a threeedged needle

(2) main point for sore throat, with functions to clean away fire to make the throat comfortable. Pecking may also be used to cause the point to bleeding.

(3) to treat numbness of the finger tips and abnormal consciousness such as terminal neuritis.

Method
puncture superficially 0.1 cun or peck to bleeding.