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LU-09 (Tai Yuan) Great Abyss

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Lung Channel of Hand Tai Yin
  • Yuan (Source) Point
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Shu-Stream & Earth Point
  • Hui-Meeting Point of the Vessels

Common and Key Uses:

  • As this is the Earth (Mother) point on the Metal Channel, it is the primary point on the Lung channel to treat Lung deficiency by tonifying the Lung Qi and Yin.


  • Tonifies the Lung and transforms phlegm
  • Promotes the descending function of the Lung
  • Regulates and harmonizes the one hundred vessels
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Chronic Weak Cough, wheezing, asthma, hemoptysis, sore throat, palpitation, pain in the chest, wrist and arm.


  • At the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.
  • At the wrist joint, in the depression between the radial artery and the tendon of abductor pollicis longus, level with Shenmen HE-7 (the proximal border of the pisiform bone).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.2-0.3 inch. Avoid puncturing the radial artery. Moxibustion is applicable.

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