Point Localization: 3 cun lateral to GV 12, level with T3, on the spinal border of the scapula.

TCM Actions: Tonifies Lung. Soothes the Corporeal Soul (Po). Promotes the descent of Lung Qi.

Indications: Dry cough. Breathlessness. Respiratory problems. Sadness. Distress. Tightness in the chest. Depression. Suicidal thinking. Pain in the upper thoracic region.

Target area: Upper thoracic region.

Point Name and Meaning: Pohu – Door of the Corporeal Soul (Po)

Acupuncture Meridian: Bladder

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Tai Yang (Greater Yang) [SI + BL]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.