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Lung 08 (LU 8)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jingqu, Channel Canal (Ditch)

Location
1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist in the depression of the lateral side of the radial artery.

Indications
Cough, asthma, fever, pain in the chest, sore throat, pain in the wrist.

Traditional Action
Diffuses the Lung and downbears Qi, courses wind and resolves the exterior.

Contraindications
Avoid puncturing the radial artery.

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

OíConnor, 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.