KI-24 (Ling Xu)

K22_K27

Chinese Name:

Lingxu 灵墟

English translation:

Spirit Ruins

Location:

On the chest, in the 3rd intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the anterior midline.

Indications:

Cough, asthma, fullness in the chest and hypochondriac region, mastitis.

Functions:

Opens the chest, descends rebellious Lung and Stomach Qi, stops cough, benefits the breasts.

Needling:

Oblique or subcutaneous insertion .5 - .8 cun. These points on the chest should not be inserted deeply to avoid injuring the heart and lungs.