LU-09 (Tai Yuan) Great Abyss
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LU-09 (Tai Yuan) Great Abyss

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.

Actions:

  • 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

Indications:

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

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: 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).
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: At the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.

Needling Method:

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