Taiyuan (English translation: Great Abyss)
On the radial end of the transverse crease of the
wrist, where the radial artery pulsates.
Yuan-Source point of the Lung Meridian
Shu-Stream point of the Lung Meridian
Converging point of Vessels
- Cough with a large amount of phlegm, asthma
- Vascular problems: acrotism (absence or
imperceptibility of the pulse); headache; hemiplegia; cold, pain and
weakness of the lower extremities
- Wrist pain
Tonifies Lung Qi and Yin, resolves phlegm, descends
Lung Qi, tonifies Gathering Qi, influences the pulse.
Clinically, Yuan-Source points are of great
significance in treating diseases of the internal organs. Yuan-Source points are
the sites where the Yuan (Primary) qi of the Zang-Fu organs passes and stays. Puncturing the
Yuan-Source points stimulates the vital energy of the regular meridians,
regulates the functional activities of the internal organs, reinforces
antipathogenic factors and eliminates pathogenic factors. This method of
treating diseases deals principally with the root causes. The Yuan (source)
point from the affected meridian is often combined with the Luo (Connecting)
point of the internally-externally related meridians in use. Shu-Stream
points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to
alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints. On Yin Meridians, Shu-Stream points
are identical to the actions of Yuan-Source points.
Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun.
Keep clear of the