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Japanese Acupuncture - Lung Sho - Five Phase Meridian Therapy Treatment - TJM Theory

This page contains the abdominal presentation, treatment points and associated signs and symptoms for the Lung Sho Five Phase treatment. For a description of the overall treatment protocol see our Five Phase treatment information page.

Five Phase - Lung Sho Pattern

  • Treatment Points:
  • LU 9
  • SP 3
  • Possible Secondaries:
  • Fire Controls Metal and Metal Controls Water
  • LV Excess or Deficiency - LV 3
  • The Heart Meridian is not treated.
  • 5 Element Theory Associations:
  • Color: White
  • Smell: Fishy, Bloody
  • Flavor: Spicy
  • Sound: Whining
  • Emotion: Grief
  • Common Symptoms:
  • Counterflow Qi
  • Frequent Colds
  • Asthma
  • Skin Issues
  • White Complexion
  • Large Spoon-shaped Nails


Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Feldman, Marty: New England School of Acupuncture, Five Phase Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Iuliano, Diane: New England School of Acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel Techniques Lecture Notes
  • Kuwahara, Koei: New England School of Acupuncture, Advanced Japanese Techniques Lecture Notes

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