Theory

LU 8 - Acupuncture Point - Jing Qu


LU 8 Names

  • English Name: Channel Ditch
  • Pinyin Name: Jing Qu
  • Chinese Character: 經渠

Location


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LU 8 Clinical Uses

  • Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful for expelling wind, tonifying Qi and Yin.
  • Pain in the area of KD 1 - plantar fascitis.
  • Wrist pain - carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with LU 5 and KD 7) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.


LU 8 Point Associations


LU 8 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 8 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 7

  • PC 7  Great Mound
    • Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a deficient or excess nature.
    • Clears Ying and Blood heat, fever deep in the body that is drying up fluids.
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, combine with PC 5, PC 6 & SP 9.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional issues, w/HT 7 for sweat issues (too much or too little), hot flashes.
    • Main treatment point of Spleen Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

LI 5




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