Point Localization: 2 cun lateral to the midline, in the third intercostal space.

TCM Actions: Harmonizes the flow of Liver Qi. Opens the chest. Promotes the descent of Lung Qi.

Indications: Distension and pain in the hypochondrium. Cough. Difficult or noisy breathing. Shortness of breath. Asthma.

Target area: Lungs.

Point Name and Meaning: Lingxu – Spirit Ruins

Acupuncture Meridian: Kidney

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]

 

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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.