(LU) Lung Meridian - Point Locations Chart

You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, functions, precautions and the chinese and english names.

LU 1 6 cun lateral to anterior midline level with the 1st intercostal space, 1 cun below LU 2 ** NDN toward sternum **
LU 2 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline below the clavicle in the depression medial to the coracoid process ** NDN toward sternum **
LU 3 6 cun superior to LU5 (3 cun below axillary fold) on radial side of biceps brachii muscle ** No Moxa **
LU 4 5 cun superior to LU 5 (1 cun below LU 3) on radial side of biceps brachii muscle on LU 3 - LU 5 line
LU 5Radial side of biceps brachii taendon on the cubital crease
LU 6 7 cun above LU 9 on the LU 5 - LU 9 line
LU 7 1.5 cun above wrist crease, superior to the styloid process of the radius NOT on LU 5 - LU 9 line ** Japanese it IS on LU5 - LU 9 line **
LU 8 1 cun above LU 9 on LU 5 - LU 9 line ** AA and No Moxa **
LU 9 On wrist crease on radial side of the radial artery ** AA **
LU 10 Radial aspect and midpoint of 1st metacarpal bone, off bone on junction of the red and white skin
LU 11 .1 cun posterior to the nail on the radial side of the thumb ** No Moxa **

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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