Acupuncture Points On The Lung Meridian

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Acupuncture Points On The Lung Meridian

Click to view detailed clinical information for any of the points along the lung meridian. You will find location information, relationships, clinical applications, precautions and more.

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LU Point of the Day

Cloud Gate (LU2)lu2
  • Similar to LU 1 but used more often as a local shoulder point.
  • Cough, asthma, tension in the chest.
LU Meridian Student/Usage Information
  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates in the Middle Energizer
    A branch goes down to connect with the large intestine
    Returns up along the upper orifice of the Stomach
    Passes through the Diaphragm
    Enters Lung
    A branch goes up to the throat
    Then down transversly and out at LU 1
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
  • Precautions - [all]
    LU 1 - NDN Toward Sternum
    LU 2 - NDN Toward Sternum
    LU 3 - No Moxa
    LU 5 - No Moxa
    LU 8 - No Moxa - AA
    LU 9 - AA
    LU 11 - No Moxa
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU 6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC 7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT 3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH 2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI 5 ||
  • Japanese Acupuncture Point Location
    LU 7 is located 1.5 cun proximal to the wrist crease, proximal to the styloid process and on a line between LU 9 - LU 6. Pressure pain is usually found on the radial side of the the radial artery.

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