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Lung 5

Chinese Name: Chize (English translation: Cubit Marsh)

Location: On the cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon m. biceps brachii.

Classification: He-Sea point of the Lung Meridian.


  • Cough, asthma, hemoptysis (cough up blood), afternoon fever, chest congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Acute abdominal pain with vomiting and diarrhea
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm
  • Urine retention

Functions: Clears Lung Heat and descends Lung Qi, expels Lung phlegm, relaxes the sinews, frees the water passages.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .8 - 2.0 cun. When treating acute abdominal pain with vomiting and diarrhea, prick the cephalic vein on LU 5 to bleed.



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