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Lung 1

Chinese Name: Zhongfu (English translation: Central Palace)

Location: On the upper lateral chest, 1 cun below LU 2, level in the first intercostal space, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Classification: Front-Mu point of the Lung Meridian; the Crossing point of the Lung and Spleen Meridian.

Indications:

  • Cough, asthma, wheezing, chest pain (mainly for Excess conditions)
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Abdominal distention

Functions: Disperses heat from the chest and stops cough, regulates and descends Lung Qi. 

Notes: 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, click here.

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.

 

 


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