Point Localization: At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.
TCM Actions: Resolves Phlegm. Promotes the descent of Lung Qi. Tonifies Lung-Yin and Lung-Qi. Tones Gathering Qi (Zong Qi). Promotes blood circulation. Clears Heat from the Lung and Liver.
Indications: Cough. Expectoration. Tightness in the chest. Difficulty breathing. Weak pulse. Cold hands and feet. Weak voice. Chilblains. Varicose veins.
Target area: Arteries. Veins.
Point Name and Meaning: Taiyuan – Greater Abyss
Acupuncture Meridian: Lungs
Categories: Yuan (source). Shu (stream). Earth. Hui (gathering) arteries and veins. Tonification.
Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]
*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.