LU 10

Acupuncture Point Theory

LU 10 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LU 10" , 魚際, is represented by "Yu Ji" in pinyin and "Fish Border" in english and may be found:

On the radial aspect of the 1st metacarpal at the midpoint of the bone at the junction of the red and white skin.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clear Excess or Deficiency Heat from the LU Channel and Organ.
  • Sore throat w/excess heat.
  • Reckless bleeding from heat.


Lu 10 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LU10, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat, Lung Dryness and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

LU 10 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Sore Throat

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 4 (Releases the exterior for wind-cold or wind-heat …) and LI 5 (Local point for wrist pain. Classically noted wi…) are nearby.

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