LU-8 (Jing Qu)

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Chinese Name:

Jingqu 经渠

English translation:

Channel Canal

Location:

On the radial palmar aspect of the forearm, in the depression between the styloid process of the radius and the radial artery, 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification:

Jing-River point of the Lung Meridian

Locating method

The arm is stretched and the palm is turned over. This acupoint is located 1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist. Or the point touched by the middle finger of the doctor in feeling pulse is this acupoint.

Indications:

Asthma • Chest Pain • Cough • Dyspnea • Fever • Respiratory Disorders • Throat Soreness • Wrist Pain

Functions:

Descends Lung Qi and stops wheezing and cough.

Notes:

Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. Keep clear of the radial artery. Do not moxa.