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LU-01 (Zhong Fu) Central Treasury, Central Residence

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Lung Channel of Hand Tai Yin
  • Meeting Point of the Lung and Spleen Channels
  • Front Mu of the Lungs

Actions:

  • Disseminates and descends Lung Qi and alleviates cough and wheezing
  • Transforms phlegm, clears heat and regulates the water passages
  • Descends Stomach Qi

Indications:

  • Cough, asthma, pain in the chest, shoulder and back, fullness in the chest

Notes:

  • As the entry point of the Lung Channel and the meeting point with the Spleen channel, LU-01 (Zhong Fu) is where the Ying Qi begins it's cycle throughout the channels.

Location

CAM:
  • Latero-superior to the sternum, 1 cun below Yunmen (LU-2), at the level of the first intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
AMOA:
  • On the lateral aspect of the chest, in the first intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the midline, 1 cun inferior to Yunmen LU-2.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture obliquely 0.5-0.8 inch towards the lateral aspect of the chest. To avoid injuring the lung, never puncture deeply towards the medial aspect. Moxibustion is applicable.

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