Lung Rebellious Qi

TCM Diagnostic Pattern

Lung Rebellious Qi TCM Pattern Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential approaches for lung rebellious qi.

Lung Rebellious Qi is one of many possible underlying factors from a TCM perspective for health issues such as

The above issues are common examples. In clinical situations, however, there are any number of other possibilities. Many times there will be a layered combination of issues intermixed from a variety of causal patterns in TCM terms. While initially complex, this is illustrative of the the web of relationships that Chinese Medicine is designed to approach.

Treatment approaches are often akin to unravelling an onion, with the goal of resolving the root factor involved in the constellation of resulting issues. The current and historical array of issues and signs must be taken into consideration as well as the timing of the onset of each individual aspect.

Related Acupuncture Points

Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific diagnostic patter or condition. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View KD 23 (Spirit Seal)

        In the 4th ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 17.

        Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing. Vomiting - harmonizes stomach.
  • View KD 24 (Spirit Ruins)

        In the 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18.

        Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing. Breast distention - moves qi stagnation in the chest. Palpitations, abdominal bloating, panic attacks arising from digestive issues.
  • View KD 25 (Spirit Storehouse)

        In the 2nd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 19.

        Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing. Vomiting, reflux, digestive issues - harmonize stomach.
  • View KD 26 (Lively Center)

        In the 1st ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 20.

        Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing - useful for phlegm stagnation. Digestive issues, nausea, vomiting - harmonizes stomach. Steaming Bone Disorder.
  • View SP 19 (Chest Village)

        6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 3rd inter-costal space.

        Aids the descent of lung qi - cough. Regulate lung qi - shortness of breath, chest oppression.
  • View SP 20 (All-Round Flourishing)

        6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the 2nd inter-costal space.

        Aids the descent of lung qi - cough, shortness of breath, chest oppression. Noted for difficulty in ingesting foods.
  • View SP 21 (Great Embracement)

        On lateral side of the chest and on the mid-axillary line in the 6th inter-costal space. (or) 6 cun below the axilla mi…

        Mentioned classically that when this point is deficient, all the joints are flaccid, and when excess, pain all over the body. Pain of the thoracic region. Descends lung qi - cough, chest oppression, shortness of breath.
  • View ST 13 (Qi Door)

        4 cun lateral to the AML at the lower border of the clavicle.

        Asthma, cough, wheezing, chest distention, hiccups. Local point - rib pain, inability to turn head, neck pain.
  • View ST 14 (Storeroom)

        4 cun lateral to the AML in the 1st ICS.

        Cough. Sensation of tightness a/or fullness in the chest.

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