Names Of Tian Fu

LU 3 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Celestial Storehouse
  • Pinyin Name: Tian Fu
  • Chinese Character: 天府
Meridian Information

Where Is LU 3 ?

LU 3 Location

  • 3 cun below the axillary fold on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LU 3 Used For?

LU 3 Clinical Usages

  • Window of the Sky Point, regulates head/body Qi flow - goiters, swellings in the neck.
  • Lung related spirit disharmonies - stress induced asthma, poor memory, fuzzy/muddled thinking, depression, "floating corpse ghost talk", "melancholy crying ghost talk" (classical descriptions possibly for seeing ghost, talking about ghosts a/or people who have died, being in constant long-term grief about someone who has passed, etc.).
  • LV invading the LU pathologies.
  • Generally for heat related issues whether from excess or deficiency - nosebleed, coughing blood.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LU 3 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use LU 3 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near LU 3 ?

PC 2 Celestial Spring


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  • Opens the chest and invigorates the blood - cardiac pain / angina, cough, localized pain in the chest / shoulder area.
  • Calms the spirit - palpitations.

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