LU 5 - Acupuncture Point - Chi Ze

  • English Name:  Cubit Marsh
  • Pinyin Name:  Chi Ze
  • Chinese Character:  尺澤
  • At the cubital crease on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon.
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  • He Sea Point - useful for counterflow Qi/diarrhea, hot skin conditions, phlegm-heat excess.
  • Acute/Chronic or Exterior/Interior Conditions.
  • Upper body edema, enuresis.
  • Local point for the elbow - tendonitis, tennis elbow.
  • Classically noted for the 5 types of Lumbar Pain - possibly the upper body equivalent of UB 40.

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The (LU) Lung Meridian has 11 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

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PC 3
Marsh at the Bend
  • Chronic angina.
  • Tremors of the hand a/or arm, Parkinson's disease.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, "sudden turmoil disease" - vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Clears Ying Stage Heat.
HT 3
Lesser Sea
  • Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a/or hands - Parkinson's, stroke.
  • Good local point to move the Qi and Blood.
  • Spirit disorders from phlegm a/or heat etiologies - epilepsy, depression, anxiety, nervousness, poor memory, fuzzy thinking.
  • Water Point - redness of the eyes, mouth ulcerations.
LI 11
Pool at the Bend
  • Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine with LI 1, LI 2 or LI 4.
  • Damp Heat skin diseases, red, itchy, oozing & inflamed (hives, herpes zoster, acne), may be used with UB 40 for any skin disease.
  • ST Excess Issues, burning diarrhea.
  • Elbow and upper limb disorders, pain and inflammation, atrophy, tremors - expels wind dampness from the channel.
  • Hot flashes a/or menstrual issues with heat in the Blood.
  • Expels summer heat with UB 40 & SP 10, for heat stroke add SI 3.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Useful for any blood circulation issue (raynaud's, anemia, etc.), skin problems (hives, itchiness), tennis elbow.  

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