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Lung 09 (LU 9)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Taiyuan, Great Abyss

Location
At the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery.

Indications
Cough, asthma, hemoptysis, sore throat, palpitation, pain in chest, wrist and arm.

Traditional Action
Resolves phlegm, regulates Lung Qi, stops cough, tonifies Lung Qi, Lung yin and Gathering Qi, promotes circulation of blood, influences pulse, clears Lungs and Liver heat.

Contraindications
Avoid puncturing the arteries.

Lung Meridian

Lung Acupuncture Points:

LU 1, LU 2, LU 3, LU 4, LU 5, LU 6, LU 7, LU 8, LU 9, LU 10, LU 11


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.