Japanese Acupuncture - Lung Deficiency Heat - Five Phase Protocol

Japanese Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Lung Deficiency Heat Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Lung Deficiency Heat Pattern

There are no abdominal patterns for Lung Deficiency Heat as it is an exterior condition.

HT/LV/KD/PC = Floating and Tight
LU/SP = Floating and Excess

  • Root Treatment Points:
  • Technique: #0 or #1 needle, approx. 1mm insertion, retain approx. 10 minutes
  • Metal Points - SP 5 & LU 8 or Yuan Source Point - LU 9
  • Common Symptoms:
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Red face
  • Coughing, SOB
  • Aversion to cold, fever, no sweating
  • Stiffness and pain in the posterior neck
  • Rhinitis
  • Related Patterns & Treatment (in lieu of controlling cycle):
  • HT Heat - disperse SI 1 & SI 6
  • SP Heat - disperse ST 44 & ST 45
  • KD Heat - disperse UB 63 & UB 66

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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