LU-2 (Yun Men)

LU2

Chinese Name:

Yunmen 云门

English translation:

Cloud Door

Location:

On the upper lateral chest, above the acromioscapula, in the depression below the acromial end of the clavicle, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Locating methods:

The patient sits straight with hands against waist. In the middle of the depression between the acromion and the humerus.

Indications:

Asthma • Chest Agitation and Oppression • Cough • Shoulder Movement Limited • Shoulder Pain • Thoracic Fullness

Functions:

Regulates and descends Lung Qi, disperses chest fullness, stops cough.

Needling:

Oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun toward the lateral aspect of the chest or subcutaneous insertion.

Caution:

Do not insert deeply toward the medial aspect to avoid puncturing the lungs.

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