LU-6 (Kong Zui)

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Chinese Name:

Kongzui 孔最

English translation:

Maximum Opening

Location:

On the radial palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU 5 and LU 9, 7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Locating methods:

When the forearm is stretched and the plams turns over, one can see it.

Classification:

Xi-Cleft point of the Lung Meridian.

Indications:

Arm Pain • Asthma • Chest Pain • Cough • Coughing Blood • Elbow Problems • Headache • Hemorrhoids • Loss Of Voice • Perspiration Absent • Respiratory Disorders • Throat Infections • Throat Soreness

Functions:

Descends and regulates Lung Qi, stops bleeding, clears heat.

Notes:

A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.


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