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Lung 11

Chinese Name: Shaoshang (English translation: Lesser Metal)

Location: On the radial side of the thumb, .1 cun distance from the corner of the nail bed.

Classification: Jing-Well point of the Lung Meridian

Indications:

  • Sore throat, cough, epistaxis (nosebleed)
  • Fever
  • Coma, manic disorders
  • Numbness at fingertips

Functions: Expels exterior and interior Wind, benefits the throat and clears Heat, resuscitates.

Notes: Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling: Insert obliquely .1 cun towards upper direction, or prick the point to bleed.

 

 


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