LU 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

LU 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LU 6" , 孔最, is represented by "Kong Zui" in pinyin and "Collection Hole" in english and may be found:

7 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9.


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

  • Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-heat or wind-dry - cough, wheezing, asthma, sore throat.
  • Dry hacking cough, especially at night.
  • Local point for pain along the meridian, especially at the joints.


Lu 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore lu 6 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LU6, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Dryness and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

LU 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Asthma, Cough and/or Wheezing (Dyspnea)

While not necessarily valid clinically, LI 7 (Xi Cleft Point useful for pain due to stagnation …), LI 8 (The following relationships exist between the ST …), LI 9 (The following relationships exist between the ST …) and PC 4 (Acute palpitations, angina. Acute heat in the Bl…) are nearby.

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