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Lung chart
JW YS SS JR HS Yuan, Luo, XI Mu shu

LU11, 10, 9, 8, 5, 9, 7, 6, 1, bl13

Ton 9
Sed 5
According to "Ode of the Obstructed River", what is Lu7 used for?
Disorders of the head region
Rebellion and blockage of phlegm
Dry throat
T/F

Wing-phlegm is a common pattern underlying disorders such as epilepsy, lockjaw, facial paralysis and hemiplegia. Lu 7 can treat these.
True
T/F

Accumulation of phlegm in the chest, coughing phlegm and vomiting of foamy saliva are symptoms of failure of the Lung to disseminate & desc body fluids.
True
T/F

Lu7 treats blood in urine, hot,painful and difficult urination.
True

A function of the Lung in regulating water passages, esp descending fluids to the bladder
T/F

Lu7 treats psycho-emotional disorders. Specifically, propensity to laughter, frequent yawning & stretching and POOR MEMORY
True

Because it is a luo-connecting point of the yin channel
T/F

Lu7 is used for pain of thumb joint & index finger, and needling is toward the hand and manipulated.
True

For all other purposes is needled proximally towards the elbow
What are the indications for excess in Luo-connecting points, specifically Lu7?
Heat of chest & back
Sweating
Sudden swelling of the four limbs
T/F

A combination point for treating accute dyspnoea is Lu7 and ST36.
True

Lu7 and ST 36 treat accute dyspnoea
T/F

A combination point for treating Malaria w/chills and fever is Lu7 & SI3
True

Lu7 & SI 3 treat malaria w/chills & fever
T/F

Lu7 is an important point in the treatment of wind disorders, whether of exterior or interior origin.
True
T/F

Lu7 is the most exterior-acting of the Lung chnl pts and is principal point on the chnl to release the exterior, promote function of lungs in dispersing and descending and regulate water passages.
True
T/F

Lu 7 is a Heavenly Star Point?
True

Can treat one-sided headache
Wind painful obstruction
Numbness of whole body
Obstruction of phlegm in upper body
Lockjaw
T/F

LU 7 is One of the 4 Command points?
True

Is indicated for disorders of the head and nape
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Lu 7 is one the the 8 Confluent Points of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels?
True

The Conception Vessel
As a Conception Vessel point, what can Lu7 treat? and why?
Retention of the lochia and dead foetus
Pain of the genitals
Urinary disorders

Ascends along the anterior midline, closely related to the uterus and genito-urinary organs
What are the actions of Lu7?
Releases exterior/expels wind
Promotes descending function of lung
Pacifies wind & phlegm
Benefits head & nape
Opens & regulates Conception vessel
Regulates water passages
Activates channel & alleviates pain
What are the 4 special points for LU 7?
Luo-connecting point
Confluent point of the Conception Vessel
Gao Wu Command point
Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
T/F

Lu 7 spreads through the thenar eminence and so is an important point for treating thumb problems.
True

Because it is a Luo connecting channel
What do Luo connecting points do?
1. Treat disorders of their interiorly-exteriorly related channel or zangfu

2. Treat disorders in regions reached by the luo-connecting channel

3. Treat psycho-emotional disorders
According to Chinese medicine, when exterior pathogenic wind, in combo w/heat/cold/dryness attacks superficial portion of the body it has 3 principal effects. What are they?
1. Obstruct defensive QI, impairing disseminating function (chills/fever/headache/aches & neck/back/shoulder pains)

2. Impair descending function of Lung (coughing/wheezing/asthma)

3. Interfere w/function of regulating water passages and descending fluids to bladder (acute swelling of limbs)
What are the indications of deficiency of the luo-connecting points, specifically lu7?
Shivering and cold of the chest & back
Diminished Qi
Shortness of breath
Why is Lu7 effective for treating wind disorders which affect the head, pain of the neck and nape, and headache?
As a Luo-connecting pt it diverges to combine w/the interiorly-exteriorly related LI channel which travels to the head.
T/F

A combination point for poor memory is Lu7 & BL-15, He7, REN12, ST 36, He-3 and moxa DU20.
True

Do it now!!!
T/F

No other channel has a Conception Vessel point (Confluent Point of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels)
True

In fact the linking LI channel doesn't have a extraordinary Vessel point of any kind.
T/F

Lu 7 can clear exterior & interior wind from head & upper body and so can treat facial paralysis, lockjaw, epilepsy, toothache and headache.
True

This reflects its close connection w/the LI channel which travels to the head - a Luo-connecting pt
What 2 ways are the Confluent Points of the Eight Extraordinay vessels used?
1. They act as reservoirs by absorbing excessive Qi & blood from primary channels

2. Link the 12 primary channels
Extraordinary vessels link the 12 primary channels. What is the Conception Vessels function?
Links all Yin channels
Known as "Sea of the Yin channels"
Regulates Qi of all Yin channels