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Lung Meridian
Hand Tai Yin
Lung Point 1
Central Treasury
Category: Front Mu of the Lung
Location: Laterosuperior to the sternum, at the level of the 1st intercostal space, 6 cun lateral to the midline
Puncture: obliquely 0.5-0.8" toward the lateral aspect of the chest
Functions: Clears and diffuses the upper burner and courses lung qi

*used when problem is in the lung*
Lung Point 2
Cloud Gate
Location: In the superior lateral part of the anterior thoracic wall, superior to the coracoid process of the scapula, in he depression of the infraclavicular fossa, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Lung Point 3
Heaven Storehouse
Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, 3 cun below the end of the axillary fold, on the radial side of the m. biceps brachii

*local use*
Lung Point 4
Guarding White
Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, 4 cun below the anterior end of the axillary fold, or 5 cun above the cubital crease, on the radial side of the m, biceps brachii

*local use*
Lung Point 5
Cubit Marsh
Category: He Sea Point
Location: On the transverse cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the m. biceps brachii
(locate with the elbow slightly bent)
Functions: Discharges lung fire, clears upper burner heat, afternoon fever, mastitis

Water point --> sedates --> cools down upper burner
Lung Point 6
Collection Hole
Category: Xi Cleft Point
Location: On the palmer aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU9 and LU5, 7 cun above wrist crease
Function: regulates Lung qi and causes Lung qi to descend, stops bleeding
(helps to regulate breathing during an acute asthma attack)
Lung Point 7
Broken Sequence
Category: Luo Connecting Point
Command Point of the Head and Neck
Confluent Point of the Ren
Location: Superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist
Puncture: 0.3-0.5" obliquely upwards
Functions: Diffuses the lung and dispels cold
(why it is the command point for the head and neck)
**goes to the thenar eminence**
*Also an exit point*
***helps wei get to the exterior***
Lung Point 8
Channel Ditch
Category: Jing River (Horary Point)
Location: 1 cun above the transverse wrist in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery
Puncture: 0.1-0.3" perp **avoid the radial artery**
Lung Point 9
Great Abyss
Category: Shu Stream
Yuan Source
Influential Point of the Vessels
Location: At the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the lateral side of the radial artery
Puncture: 0.2-0.3" perp ** avoid the radial artery** Moxa is applicable
Function: Dispels wind and transforms phlegm
(tonifies and strengthens Lung qi)

Earth point --> mother

LU9 + SP3 for phlegm accumulation in Lungs if caused by Spleen qi deficiency
Lung Point 10
Fish Border
Category: Ying Spring
Location: On the radial aspect of the midpoint of the 1st metacarpal bone, on the junction of the red and white skin
Function: disinhibits the throat
Lung Point 11
Lesser Shang
Category: Jing Well
Location: On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail
Puncture: 0.1" or prick to bleed
Function: Revives inversion (resuscitation)

**prick to bleed at the onset of a sore throat**