Lung Meridian 肺经

Zhong Fu 中府 (LU 1)

TRANSLATION: Central Residence
TYPE: Front Mu of the Lung , Meeting point of the Lung and Spleen
LOCATION: Laterosuperior to sternum at lateral side of 1st intercostal space, 6 cun from CV meridian
NEEDLE INSERTION: 20° insertion medially along intercostal space
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Yun Men 雲門 (LU 2)

TRANSLATION: Cloud Gate
TYPE:  
LOCATION: In depression below acromial extremity of clavicle, 6 cun from CV meridian
NEEDLE INSERTION: 20° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Tian Fu 天府 (LU 3)

TRANSLATION: Heavenly Residence
TYPE: Window of the Sky
LOCATION: On lateral aspect of upper arm, 3 cun below end of axillary fold on radial side of m.biceps brachii
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Xia Bai 俠白 (LU 4)

TRANSLATION: Gallantry
TYPE:  
LOCATION: On lateral aspect of upper arm, 1 cun below LU3 on radial side of m.biceps brachii
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Chi Ze 尺澤 (LU 5)

TRANSLATION: Cubit Marsh
TYPE: He-sea, Water, Sedation
LOCATION: On cubital crease, radial side of tendon m.biceps brachb. This pt. Is located with elbow slightly flexed
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Kong Zui 孔最 (LU 6)

TRANSLATION: Opening Maximum
TYPE: Xi-cleft
LOCATION: On palmar aspect of forearm-on line between L9 and L5, 7 cun above transverse crease of wrist
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° or 45° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.5 cun

Lie Que 列缺 (LU 7)

TRANSLATION: Broken Sequence
TYPE: Luo-connecting, Confluent point of the Conception Vessel, Command Point (back of the head and neck)
LOCATION: Superior to styloid process of radius, 1.5 cun above transverse crease of wrist
NEEDLE INSERTION: 5° insertion; Proximal or distal direction
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Jing Qu 經渠 (LU 8)

TRANSLATION: Across the Ditch
TYPE: Jing-river, Metal, Horary
LOCATION: 1 cun above transverse crease of wrist, in depression on lateral side of radial artery
NEEDLE INSERTION: 45° or Transverse, avoiding radial artery
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.3-0.5 cun

Tai Yuan 太淵 (LU 9)

TRANSLATION: Great Abyss
TYPE: Yuan-source, Shu-stream, Earth, Hui-Meeting Point of the Vessels
LOCATION: At radial end of transverse crease of wrist, in depression on lateral side of radial artery
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion, avoiding radial artery
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.3-0.5 cun

Yu Ji 魚際 (LU 10)

TRANSLATION: Fish Border
TYPE: Ying-spring, Fire
LOCATION: On radial aspect of midpt. Of 1st metacarpal bone, at junction of red & white skin
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° insertion
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.5-1.0 cun

Shao Shang 少商 (LU 11)

TRANSLATION: Lesser Metal
TYPE: Jing-well, Wood, Ghost point
LOCATION: On radial side of thumb about 0.1 cun posterior to corner of nail
NEEDLE INSERTION: 90° or 45° insertion directed proximally
NEEDLE DEPTH: 0.1-0.2 cun or prick to bleed