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Lung 03 (LU 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Tianfu, Heavenly Residence (Celestial Storehouse)

Location
The point is on the medial aspect of the upper arm, 3 cun below the end of the axillary fold, on the radial side of the muscle biceps brachii.

Indications
Asthma, epistaxis, pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm.

Traditional Action
Clears Lung heat and regulates Lung Qi.

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

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.