The acupuncture point "LU 5" , 尺澤, is represented by "Chi Ze" in pinyin and "Cubit Marsh" in english and may be found:
At the cubital crease on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
LU 5 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
Lu 5 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. LU5, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Dampness - Phlegm Heat
LU 5 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Back Pain, Diarrhea, Edema, Skin Problems (Rash), Tendinitis and/or Tennis Elbow
While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 3 (Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a…), LI 11 (Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 big…), PC 3 (Chronic angina - palpitations, anxiety, panic att…) and SI 8 (Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbne…) are nearby.