LU-3 (Tian Fu)

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Chinese Name:

Tianfu 天府

English translation:

Heavenly Residence, Celestial Storehouse

Location:

On the medial aspect of the upper arm, on the radial side of m. biceps brachii, 3 cun below the front end of the axillary fossa.

Locating methods:

The patient sits or lies in the bed. This acupoint is in 3 cun below superior wrinkles and on the radial border of biceps. Simple locating methods: patient sits there, raise his arms forwards, and then get down his head. The place that his nose touches on his upper arm is this acupoint.

Classification:

Window of the Sky point

Indications:

Epistaxis (nosebleed) • Cough, asthma • Pain in the shoulder and medial aspect of the upper arm • Psychological issues such as depression, dizziness, forgetfulness and confusion (Window of the Sky point).

Functions:

Descends Lu qi, stops bleeding, calms the po.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. No moxa

 

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