Theory

LU 3 - Acupuncture Point - Tian Fu


LU 3 Names

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

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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LU 3 Clinical Uses

  • 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.


LU 3 Point Associations


LU 3 TCM Patterns

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".



LU 3 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

PC 2

  • PC 2  Celestial Spring
    • Local Point.
    • May be used for angina



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