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#13 Lung 7 Made Simple



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Location

Radial aspect of the forearm, approximately 1.5 cun proximal to LI-5 in the cleft between the tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus.


This point is the LUO CONNECTING POINT of the channel; which means it connects the Lung and the Large Intestine channel (they are interiorly/exteriorly related). We see this in its ability to treat the head and neck area. Lung channel doesn’t go above the throat area; Lung 11 starts at the hand and ends at the lateral part of the chest near the shoulder.

Location: radial aspect of the forearm, 1.5 cun proximal to LI-5 betwen the tendons of brachioradialis and abductor pollicis longus (APL)

Needling: pinch up the skin over the point, needle transversely proximal or distal 0.5 to 1.0 cun; avoid the cephalic vein


Categories

  • Luo-connecting point of the Lung channel

  • Confluent point of the Conception vessel

  • Command point of Head and Neck

  • Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point


Actions

  • Releases the exterior and expels wind

  • Promotes the descending function of the Lung

  • Pacifies wind and phlegm

  • Benefits the head and nape

  • Opens and regulates the Conception vessel

  • Regulates the water passages

  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

this point is heavily used to treat wind invasion (both exterior and interior). Lung channel controls the spreading of wei qi over the exterior of the body and also controls opening/closing of the pores.


Wind can be damaging to the body; it can hinder the defensive qi (wei qi) and impair the function of the lung; in this case your patient will complain of fever, chills, headache, aches and pains, in joints especially neck, shoulders, back. This is your typical onset of getting “sick.” Wind can also cause your patient to cough or wheeze. Wind can also cause edema in your patient because the Lung regulates the water passages and descends and disperses fluids.

So you can use Lung 7 to expel wind, pacify wind, and promote the lung’s function to descend.

As the command point of the head and neck; it can benefit the head and neck (nape).

LUNG 7 is the opening point or confluent point of the CONCEPTION VESSEL (REN VESSEL). The REN VESSEL goes up the anterior surface of the body and has a strong connection to the uterus and genito-urinary system. Lung 7 can open and regulate the conception vessel and treat a multitude of disorders from: urinary issues (hematuria, painful urinatation, difficulty urination), uterus issues, lower burners issues etc. This is covered more in the REN CHANNEL.


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