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Lung 01 (LU 1)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Zhongfu, Central Residence (Treasury)

Lung 1 (LU 1) is lateral and superior to the sternum at the lateral side of the first intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the Ren Channel.  One cun below LU 2.

This point is  useful for all Lung issues, especially of the excess Type - cough, wheezing, asthma and fullness in the chest as well as local problems such as pain in the chest, shoulder and back.

It is often used in treatments for LU disharmonies involving Phlegm/Heat excess arising from the middle warmer - vomiting, difficult ingestion.

Lung 1 (LU 1) is the front Mu Point for the Lungs.  Mu points are the points on the chest and abdomen where qi of the respective zangfu organs is infused. They are located on the chest and abdomen in close proximity to their respectively related zangfu organs.

LU 1 connects with the back shu point, UB 13 and is also the meeting point on the Lung Channel with the Spleen Channel.

Traditional Action
Lung 1 (LU 1) regulates Lung Qi and stops cough, stimulates the Lung Qi to descend, disperses fullness in the chest and stops pain.

This point should be needled .5-.8 inch towards the lateral aspect of the chest.  Never puncture deeply towards the sternum as the lung could be punctured.

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


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.

Acupuncture Points beginning with "L"

Labor Palace Lanweixue Laogong Large Intestine 01 (LI 1) Large Intestine 02 (LI 2) Large Intestine 03 (LI 3) Large Intestine 04 (LI 4) Large Intestine 05 (LI 5) Large Intestine 06 (LI 6) Large Intestine 07 (LI 7) Large Intestine 08 (LI 8) Large Intestine 09 (LI 9) Large Intestine 10 (LI 10) Large Intestine 11 (LI 11) Large Intestine 12 (LI 12) Large Intestine 13 (LI 13) Large Intestine 14 (LI 14) Large Intestine 15 (LI 15) Large Intestine 16 (LI 16) Large Intestine 17 (LI 17) Large Intestine 18 (LI 18) Large Intestine 19 (LI 19) Large Intestine 20 (LI 20) Large Intestine's Hollow Large Opening (Great Bone Hole) Leading Valley Leaking Valley Lesser Marsh Lesser Metal (Shang) Lesser Yin Mansion Lesser Yin Rushing Lesser Yin Sea Liangmen Liangqiu Lianquan Lidui Lieque Light Guard Ligou Lingdao Lingtai Lingxu Linking Path Listening Palace Lively Center Liver 01 (LIV 1) Liver 02 (LIV 2) Liver 03 (LIV 3) Liver 04 (LIV 4) Liver 05 (LIV 5) Liver 06 (LIV 6) Liver 07 (LIV 7) Liver 08 (LIV 8) Liver 09 (LIV 9) Liver 10 (LIV 10) Liver 11 (LIV 11) Liver 12 (LIV 12) Liver 13 (LIV 13) Liver 14 (LIV 14) Liver's Hollow Long Strength (Strong) Longu Lower Corner (Ridge) Lower Crevice Lower Epigastrium Lower Gate (Below the Joint) Lower Great Emptiness Lowermost Edge Lumbar Eye Lumbar Shu (Door) Lumbar Yange Gate Lung 01 (LU 1) Lung 01 (LU 1) Lung 02 (LU 2) Lung 03 (LU 3) Lung 04 (LU 4) Lung 05 (LU 5) Lung 06 (LU 6) Lung 07 (LU 7) Lung 08 (LU 8) Lung 09 (LU 9) Lung 10 (LU 10) Lung 11 (LU 11) Lung's Hollow Luoque Luozhen Luxi

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