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    Lung Meridian(LU) 手太陰肺経


    ◐ LU-1 中府 ◐ LU-2 雲門 ◐ LU-3 天府 ◐ LU-4 俠白 ◐ LU-5 尺沢 ◐ LU-6 孔最 ◐ LU-7 列缺 ◐ LU-8 経渠 ◐ LU-9 太淵 ◐ LU-10 魚際 ◐ LU-11 少商

     

     

    LU-1 中府

    Acupoints for Tumor in the face

    WHO : On the anterior thoracic region, at the same level as the first intercostal space, lateral to the infraclavicular fossa, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note 1: After locating LU2, LU1 is located 1 B-cun inferior to LU2.
    Note 2: ST14, KI26, CV20 and LU1 are located on the transverse line along the first intercostal space.

    Use for : Asthma, Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Ascites of heart disease, Tumor in the face and limbs.

     

    LU-2 雲門

    Acupoints for Omarthritis  Acupoints for Omarthritis

    WHO : On the anterior thoracic region, in the depression of the infraclavicular fossa, medial to the coracoid process of the scapula, 6 B-cun lateral to the anterior median line.
    Note 1: After identifying the deltopectoral triangle when the arm is flexed and slightly abducted against resistance, LU2 is in the centre of the deltopectoral triangle.
    Note 2: ST13, KI27, CV21 and LU2 are located on the transverse line along the inferior border of the clavicle.

    Practical : Raise the arm and find the indentation under the clavicle, inner edge of the coracoclavicular. There is a sensation or pain when it’s pressed.

    Use for : When the arm does not rise, Intercostal Neuralgia, Omarthritis, Tonsillitis, Spasm of the chest, Heart disease, Bronchial catarrh

     

    LU-3 天府

    Acupoints for Brachial neuralgiaAcupoints for Hypertension

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the arm, just lateral to the border of the biceps brachii muscle, 3 B-cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold.
    Note: Longitudinally, LU3 is located at the same level as the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting the level with anterior axillary fold to LU5.

    Practical : Straight arm, then the point where where the tip of the nose touches.

    Use for : Asthma, Hypertension, Brachial neuralgia(with moxa).

     

    LU-4 俠白

    Acupoints for Rapid breathing  Acupoints for Palpitation

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the arm, just lateral to the border of the biceps brachii muscle, 4 B-cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold.

    Practical : For male, the point where the arm and the nipple is touched. For femal, 4 fingers from the inside the elbow line.

    Use for : Heart disease, Palpitation, Intercostal Neuralgia, Rapid breathing

     

    LU-5 尺沢

    Acupoints for Antitussive  Acupoints for Red eye

    WHO : On the anterior aspect of the elbow, at the cubital crease, in the depression lateral to the biceps brachii tendon.
    Note: With the elbow flexed, LU5 is located at the cubital crease, between LI11 and PC3, separated from PC3 by the biceps brachii tendon.

    Practical : Bend the elbow then find a point with sensation or pain on cubital crease, inner side of LI11.

    Use for : Asthma, Antitussive, Elbow pain, Sore throat(immediate effect with using moxa(rice grain size) 20-30 times), Bronchitis, Red eye

     

    LU-6 孔最

    Acupoints for Rheumatism  Acupoints for Hemorrhoid

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LU5 with LU9, 7 Bcun superior to the palmar wrist crease.
    Note: LU6 is 5 B-cun inferior to LU5, 1 B-cun superior to the midpoint of the line connecting LU5 with LU9.

    Practical : 4 fingers down from LU5 find the sensation towards thumb.

    Use for : Elbow, Rheumatism, Paralysis of the fingers, Bronchitis(with fever but no sweat), Hemorrhoid pain.

     

    LU-7 列缺

    Acupoints for Palsy  Acupoints for Facial neuralgia

    WHO : On the radial aspect of the forearm, between the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis muscles, in the groove for the abductor pollicis longus tendon, 1.5 B-cun superior to the palmar wrist crease.

    Practical : Overlap the both hands by crossing the thumbs. The tip point of the index finger is LU7. However, the tip point of the middle finger could be used as LU6. (Also, the tip point of the ring finger is alternative TE5.)

    Use for : Facial neuralgia, Palsy, Partial paralysis, Toothache, Trigeminal neuralgia, Paralysis of the arm, Thumb pain, Tonsillitis.
    (using combination of alternative-LU7 and alternative-TE5 regularly is helpful for healing Tuberculosis. 10 rice grain size moxas daily is recomended)

     

    LU-8 経渠

    Acupoints for Trigeminal neuralgia

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the wrist, between the radial styloid process and the scaphoid bone, in the depression ulnar to the abductor pollicis longus tendon.
    Note: On the radial side of the palmar wrist crease, over the radial artery.

    Use for :

     

    LU-9 太淵

    Acupoints for Tuberculosis

    WHO : On the anterolateral aspect of the wrist, between the radial styloid process and the scaphoid bone, in the depression ulnar to the abductor pollicis longus tendon.
    Note: On the radial side of the palmar wrist crease, over the radial artery.

    Use for :

     

    LU-10 魚際

    Acupoints for Toothache

    WHO : On the palm, radial to the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone, at the border between the red and white flesh.

    Use for :

     

    LU-11 少商

    Acupoints for Lung Meridian

    WHO : On the thumb, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the thumb nail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border and the horizontal line of the base of the thumb nail.

    Use for :