LU-10 (Yu Ji)

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Chinese Name:

Yuji 鱼际

English translation:

Fish Border

Location:

In the depression behind the thenar eminence of the thumb, about the midpoint of the palmar side of the thumb, on the junction of the red and white skin. Locating method The palms are turned and the hands clench naturally and the wrist joint bents a little. This acupoint is located at the radial side of the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone and the junction of the red and white skin.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Lung Meridian

Indications:

Abdominal Pain • Back Pain • Cardiac Pain • Chest Pain • Cough • Coughing Blood • Dyspnea • Fever • Fever Tidal • Loss Of Voice • Mastitis • Palm Heat • Throat Infections • Throat Soreness • Toothache • Voice Hoarse

Functions:

Clears Lung Heat, benefits the throat.

Notes:

Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun. Keep clear of the radial artery.