Acupuncture Meridian Pathways & Point Locations
Lung Meridian Pathway & Point Locations
The Hand Greater Yin (Tai Yin) of the Lung has 11 points
The lung channel of the Hand Taiyin originates from the lateral aspect of the chest near the arm pit. It then travels along the anterior-medial aspect of the upper arm, passing the cubital region and arrives at the radial side of the wrist containing the radial artery for pulse palpation. Passing the thenar eminence, it travels along the radial border of the palm ending at the medial side of the tip of the thumb.
6 cun lateral to anterior midline level with the 1st intercostal space, 1 cun below LU 2. Caution: needle oblique to avoid lungs.
6 cun lateral to the anterior midline below the clavicle in the depression medial to the coracoid process. needle oblique to avoid lungs.
3 cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold on radial side of biceps brachii muscle.
4 cun inferior to the anterior axillary fold, 1 cun inferior to LU3 on radial side of biceps brachii muscle.
On the cubital crease, in the depression lateral to biceps brachii tendon.
7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.
1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, superior to the styloid process of the radius.
1 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist in the hollow on the lateral side of the radial artery.
On transverse crease of the wrist on the lateral side of the radial artery.
LU9 is known as the "Influential Point of the Vessels". This point is often used in order to assist the pulse stand out more clearly in those with fine and weak pulses when using pulse diagnosis. It has been used in cardiovascular disease. However, its ancient claim to fame is for conditions affecting the pulse.
Read the full article The Eight (Hui) Influential Points
On the palmer side of the hand, at the midpoint of 1st metacarpal bone, at the junction of the red and white skin.
0.1 cun posterior to the nail on the radial side of the nail.