The LU Meridian - Functions Chart

The LU Meridian

Below you will find clinical usage information for all points along the (LU) Lung Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

Meridian Graphic

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

The LU Meridian Functions Chart

LU 1 Central Treasury


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  • Lung Front MU Point - useful for all LU Issues, especially of Excess Type - cough, wheezing, asthma.
  • LU disharmonies involving Phlegm/Heat excess arising from the middle warmer - vomiting, difficult ingestion.  

LU 2 Cloud Gate


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  • Similar to LU 1 but used more often as a local shoulder point.
  • Cough, asthma, tension in the chest.

LU 3 Celestial Storehouse


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  • 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 4 Guarding White


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  • Local Point.
  • May be used for cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, heart pain.
  • Pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm.

LU 5 Cubit Marsh


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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.
  • Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with KD 7 and LU 8) - in Japanese style Five Phase treatment protocol.

LU 6 Collection Hole


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  • Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-heat or wind-dry - cough, wheezing, asthma, sore throat.
  • Dry hacking cough, especially at night.
  • Local point for pain along the meridian, especially at the joints.

LU 7 Broken Sequence


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  • Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing.
  • Internal Wind - bell's palsy, twitching, spasms, lockjaw.
  • As Master Point of the CV, paired with KD 6 of the Yin Qiao Mai - treats genitourinary and gynecological issues also Yin deficient sore throat.
  • Command Point of the Head and Posterior Neck - useful for any conditions involving these areas.
  • Pain of the thumb - Luo Connecting Point spreads over the thenar eminence.

LU 8 Channel Ditch


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  • 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 9 Great Abyss


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  • 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.

LU 10 Fish Border


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  • Clear Excess or Deficiency Heat from the LU Channel and Organ.
  • Sore throat w/excess heat.
  • Reckless bleeding from heat.

LU 11 Lesser Shang


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  • Extreme sore throat (may bleed point to reduce heat).
  • Revival point especially from wind-stroke.

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