The following chart outlines traditional Chinese medicine based acupuncture and acupressure points along the Lung meridian.

 

LU1 point, Zhong fu (Central Treasury)

Location: On the upper lateral chest, 1 cun below LU 2, level in the first intercostal space, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, dyspnea, chest pain

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Disperses heat from the chest and stops cough, regulates and descends Lung Qi. 

LU2 point, Yun men (Cloud Gate)

Location: On the upper lateral chest, above the acromioscapula, in the depression below the acromial end of the clavicle, 6 cun from the midline of the chest.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, dyspnea, chest pain

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Regulates and descends Lung Qi, disperses chest fullness, stops cough. 

LU3 point, Tian fu (Celestial Storehouse)

Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, on the radial side of m. biceps brachii, 3 cun below the front end of the axillary fossa.

Health Issues Supported: Dyspnea, nosebleed

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Descends Lu qi, stops bleeding, calms the po.

LU4 point, Xia bai (Guarding White)

Location: On the medial aspect of the upper arm, on the radial side of m. biceps brachii, 4 cun below the front end of the axillary fossa, 5 cun above the cubital crease

Health Issues Supported: Cough

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts:  Descends Lung Qi. Mostly a local point.

LU5 point, Chi ze (Cubit Marsh)

Location: On the cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon m. biceps brachii.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, coughing blood, dyspnea, fullness in the chest

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Clears Lung Heat and descends Lung Qi, expels Lung phlegm, relaxes the sinews, frees the water passages.

LU6 point, Kong zui (Collection Hole)

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.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, coughing blood

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Descends and regulates Lung Qi, stops bleeding, clears heat.

LU7 point, Lie que (Broken Sequence)

Location: On the radial margin of the forearm, superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist

Health Issues Supported: Cough, pain and swelling of the throat, headache, dry mouth

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Releases the exterior, expels exterior Wind, helps descend Lung Qi, benefits the head and neck area, benefits the bladder.

LU8 point, Jing qu (Channel Ditch)

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.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, pain and swelling of the throat

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts:  Descends Lung Qi and stops wheezing and cough.

LU9 point, Tai yuan (Great Abyss)

Location:   On the radial end of the transverse crease of the wrist, where the radial artery pulsates.

Health Issues Supported: Cough, pain and swelling of the throat, lack of pulse

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Tonifies Lung Qi and Yin, resolves phlegm, descends Lung Qi, tonifies Gathering Qi, influences the pulse.

LU10 point, Yu ji (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.

Health Issues Supported: Coughing blood, pain and swelling of the throat, fever, voice loss

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Clears Lung Heat, benefits the throat.

LU11 point, Shao shang (Lesser Shang)

Location:   On the radial side of the thumb, .1 cun distance from the corner of the nail bed.

Health Issues Supported: Pain and swelling of the throat, cough, fever, withdrawal

Acupuncture and Acupressure Impacts: Expels exterior and interior Wind, benefits the throat and clears Heat, resuscitates..