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Lung 6

Chinese Name: Kongzui (English translation: Maximum Opening)

Location: On the radial palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9, 7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Xi-Cleft point of the Lung Meridian.


  • Acute hemoptysis (coughing up blood), bleeding hemorrhoids, epistaxis (nosebleed), cough and asthma
  • Sore throat
  • Febrile diseases without sweating
  • Pain in the forearm

Functions: Descends and regulates Lung Qi, stops bleeding, clears heat.

Notes: A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.



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