LU-4 (Xia Bai)

lu4Chinese Name:

Xiabai 侠白

English translation:

Guarding White

Location:

On the medial aspect of the upper arm, on the radial side of m. biceps brachii, 4 cun below the front end of the axillary fossa, 5 cun above the cubital crease.

Locating methods:

The patient sits or lies in the bed. This acuponit is 1 cun below Tianfu, 4 cun below the anterior end of the axillary fold, or 5cun above the cubital crease.

Indications:

Cardiac Pain • Cough • Dyspnea • Retching • Shortness Of Breath • Thoracic Fullness • Upper Arm Pain

Functions:

Descends Lung Qi. Mostly a local point.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun