LU Meridian Information

The LU Meridian

  • Internal/External Pathways
    Originates in the Middle Energizer
    A branch goes down to connect with the large intestine
    Returns up along the upper orifice of the Stomach
    Passes through the Diaphragm
    Enters Lung
    A branch goes up to the throat
    Then down transversly and out at LU 1
  • Measurements Needed
    Sternum -to- Coracoid Process = 6 cun
    Sternum -to- Acromion Process = 8 cun
    Axillary Fold -to- Cubital Crease = 9 cun
    Cubital Crease -to- Wrist Crease = 12 cun
  • Precautions - [all]
    LU 1 - NDN Toward Sternum
    LU 2 - NDN Toward Sternum
    LU 3 - No Moxa
    LU 5 - No Moxa
    LU 8 - No Moxa - AA
    LU 9 - AA
    LU 11 - No Moxa
  • Point Relationships
    Wrist - SI 5 - TH 4 - LI 5 || LU 9 - PC 7 - HT 7
    Elbow Points - SI 8 - TH 10 - LI 11 || LU 5 - PC 3 - HT 3
  • Additional Helpful Information
  • No finger or hand measurements on the lower arm
  • Cun Measurement Reminders:
    (Cun measurements points along the meridian)

    Yin Meridians || Upper Arm || Forearm
    LU  6, 5 || 7, 1.5, 1
    PC  7 || 5, 3, 2
    HT  3 || 1.5, 1, .5

    Yang Meridians || Forearm || Upper Arm
    LI  3, 5, 8, 9, 10 || *1, 3, 7
    TH  2, 3, 5, 7 || *1, 1, mid 11-13, -3 below TH 14
    SI  5 ||
  • Japanese Acupuncture Point Location
    LU 7 is located 1.5 cun proximal to the wrist crease, proximal to the styloid process and on a line between LU 9 - LU 6. Pressure pain is usually found on the radial side of the the radial artery.
Meridian Graphic

There Are 11 Points Along The (LU) Lung Meridian ...

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