LU 8

Acupuncture Point Theory

LU 8 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LU 8" , 經渠, is represented by "Jing Qu" in pinyin and "Channel Ditch" in english and may be found:

1 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 & LU 9.

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

  • Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful for expelling wind, tonifying Qi and Yin.
  • Pain in the area of KD 1 - plantar fascitis.
  • Wrist pain - carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with LU 5 and KD 7) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

Lu 8 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. LU8, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yin Deficiency and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

LU 8 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and/or Plantar Fascitis

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 5 (Speech a/or vocal disorders - aphasia (post-strok…), LI 5 (Local point for wrist pain. Classically noted wi…) and PC 7 (Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a def…) are nearby.

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