Names Of Tai Yuan

LU 9 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Great Abyss
  • Pinyin Name: Tai Yuan
  • Chinese Character: 太淵
Meridian Information

Where Is LU 9 ?

LU 9 Location

  • At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LU 9 Used For?

LU 9 Clinical Usages

  • Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chronic runny nose w/watery discharge.
  • Palpitations.
  • Wrist pain, arm pain along meridian.
  • Hui Meeting Point of the Vessls - circulation issues, clarifying an indescernible pulse (for diagnosis).
  • Main treatment point of Lung Sho pattern (with SP 3) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LU 9 ?

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 9 ?

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 9 ?

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.

HT 7 Spirit Gate


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  • Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang.
  • Emotional issues, especially those with related sleep or thinking manifestations - insomnia, muddled thinking.
  • Heart and Phlegm fire leading to insomnia, anxiety, mania.
  • Physical responses to emotional stimuli - anxiety w/palpitations, nausea w/panic a/or fear.
  • Heart palpitations from any etiology as well as irregular heart beat, pounding heart, angina.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Emotional/Psychological issues, w/PC 7 for sweat problems (too much or too little).

LI 5 Yang Ravine


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  • Local point for wrist pain.
  • Classically noted with LI 7 for "seeing ghosts," may be useful in manic conditions.  

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