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Lung 11 (LU 11)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shaoshang, Lesser Metal (Shang)

Location
On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail.

Indications
Sore throat, cough, asthma, epistaxis, fever, loss of consciousness, mania, spasmodic pain of the thumb.

Traditional Action
Expels wind (both interior and exterior), stimulates the dispersing and descending of Lung Qi, benefits the throat, opens the orifices and promotes resuscitation.

Contraindications

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.