LU-11 (Shao Shang)

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Chinese Name:

Shaoshang 少商

English translation:

Lesser Metal

Location:

On the radial side of the thumb, .1 cun distance from the corner of the nail bed.

Locating method:

The palms are turned and the hands clench a little. This acuponit is located on the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1 cun lateroposterior to the corner of the nail.

Classification:

Jing-Well point of the Lung Meridian

Indications:

Cough • Fever • Finger Pain • Loss Of Consciousness • Mental Disorders • Nosebleed • Parotitis • Throat Infections • Throat Soreness

Functions:

Expels exterior and interior Wind, benefits the throat and clears Heat, resuscitates.

Notes:

Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat. Needling: Insert obliquely .1 cun towards upper direction, or prick the point to bleed.

 

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