LU-11 (Shao Shang) Lesser Shang

LU-11 (Shao Shang) Lesser Shang

Acupuncture Points on the Lung Channel of Hand Tai Yin

  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Jing-Well & Wood Point
  • Sun Si-miao Ghost Point

Common and Key Uses:

  • Tonsilitis, revival, and to clear heat


  • Revives consciousness
  • Clears heat and benefits the throat


  • Sore throat, cough, asthma, epistaxis, fever, loss of consciousness, mania, spasmodic pain of the thumb.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the extensor aspect of the thumb, at the junction of lines drawn along the radial border of the nail and the base of the nail, approximately 0.1 cun from the corner of the nail.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture 0.1 inch, or prick the point to cause bleeding.

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