Point Localization: 8 cun below the lower border of the patella, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia.

TCM Actions: Resolve phlegm and dampness. Opens the chest. Dominates the rebellion of Qi. Promotes the descent of Lung Qi. Stops cough. Soothes and opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen).

Indications: Tightness in the chest. Cough with profuse expectoration. Swelling of the face and throat. Dizziness. Headache. Heaviness in the body. Breathlessness. Labored or noisy breathing. Manic-depressive disorder. Inappropriate laughter. Inappropriate joy. Mental restlessness. Urge to flee. See ghosts (psychosis). Phlegm in the chest. Nodules under the skin, thyroid, and uterine. Phlegm clouding the mind. Asthma. Anxiety. Phobia. Chest concussion.

Target area: Chest.

Point Name and Meaning: Fenglong – Abundant Bulge

Acupuncture Meridian: Stomach

Categories: Luo (connecting).

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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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.