The lung channel is generally the first acupuncture channel to be taught to acupuncture students. Some of the indications for using acupuncture points on the lung channel include:
- respiratory disorders like asthma, allergies, coughing, wheezing, common colds and flu.
- edema of the upper body.
- nasal problems and throat difficulties.
- And of course, local shoulder pain, chest pain, arm pain, wrist pain and hand pain.
Lung 1 is in the 1st intercostal space, 6 “cun” from the midline. front mu and meeting of LU & SP
Lung 2 is 1 “cun” superior to LU 1.
Lung 3 is 3 cun below the armpit fold, 6 cun superior to LU 5, radial to biceps. window of sky.
Lung 4 is 1 cun inferior to 3.
Lung 5 is in the cubital crease, radial to biceps tendon. sea/water.
Lung 6 is on a line between 5 and 9, 7cun superior to 9. xi cleft.
Lung 7 is in the depression between tendons brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus, 1.5 cun proximal to LI (large intestine) 15. luo connecting – confluent with ren.
Lung 8 is 1 cun superior to 9 between the radial artery and styloid process of the radius. river/metal.
Lung 9 is on the crease of the wrist at the radial end, between the tendons extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longs and the radial artery. stream/earth – yuan source.
Lung 10 is at the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone between the dorsum and palm of the hand (junction of the pink and white skin). spring/fire.
Lung 11 is at the junction of the radial side and base of the thumb nail. well/wood.
Terry M. Chen, L.Ac.