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Lung 05 (LU 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Chize, Foot Marsh (Cubit Marsh)

Location
The point is on the transverse cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the muscle biceps brachii. This point is located with the elbow slightly flexed.

Indications
Cough, hemoptysis, PM fever, asthma, sore throat, fullness in the chest, infantile convulsions, spasmodic pain of the elbow and arm, mastitis.

Traditional Action
Clears Lung heat, stimulates the descending action of Lung Qi, expels phlegm from the Lung, benefits the Bladder, relaxes the sinews.

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.