LU 11

Acupuncture Point Theory

LU 11 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LU 11" , 少商, is represented by "Shao Shang" in pinyin and "Lesser Shang" in english and may be found:

.1 cun posterior to the thumb nail on the radial side.


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

  • Extreme sore throat (may bleed point to reduce heat).
  • Revival point especially from wind-stroke.

LU 11 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Moxa (MX)


Lu 11 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lu 11 functional groupings theory - Five Shu and/or Ghost Point.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LU11, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Liver Wind and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

LU 11 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Sore Throat and/or Stroke (CVA)

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 1 (Jing Well Point, for heat, pain, stagnation, espe…) are nearby.

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