Zhongfu (English translation: Central Palace)
On the upper lateral chest, 1 cun below LU 2, level
in the first intercostal space, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.
Front-Mu point of the Lung Meridian; the Crossing
point of the Lung and Spleen Meridian.
- Cough, asthma, wheezing, chest pain (mainly
for Excess conditions)
- Shoulder and back pain
- Abdominal distention
Disperses heat from the chest and stops cough, regulates and
descends Lung Qi.
LU 1, being a Front-Mu point, is a very important
point used in diagnosis and treatment of lung disease. Pulmonary tuberculosis
and bronchial asthma patients often have a sensitive reaction at this point. Due
to it being the Crossing point of the LU and SP Meridians, this point can be
used to strengthen the spleen, regulate the Qi and treat abdominal distention.
For more complete information on Back-Shu and Front-Mu points,
Needling: Oblique insertion towards the lateral
aspect of the chest or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun.
Avoid deep perpendicular
insertion or it may cause pneumothorax.