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Lung Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-short abductor muscle of thumb-oppones muscle of thumb-short flexor muscle of thumb.
In the superficial layer, there are the cutaneous branches of the median nerve and the superficial branches of the radial nerve. In the deeplayer, there are the muscular branches of the median and ulnar nerves.


Location:
Incline the palm, make a loose fist, flex the wrist joint downward somewart; on the palmar side of the midpoint of the 1st metacarpal bone, at the dorso-ventral boundary of the hand.
Function:
Clearing away the lung-heat and relieving sore-throat.


Indications:
Asthma, cough, hemoptysis, pain in the chest and back; amentia, grief and fear; invasion by wind, affection by cold, fever with anhidrosis, inflammation of the throat, aphonia, dryness of throat, fever of deficiency type and diabetes, headache, abdominal pain, acute mastitis, spasm of elbow, fingers swelling, malarial disease, hematemesis, obstruction of the heart-qi, pruritus vulvae and frequent urination or dribbling of urine, etc.


Prescription:
Combined with ShaozeSI1 (Shaoze (SI1) Jing-Well Point) and RuganST18 (Rugen (ST18)) for treatment of mastadenitis; with FengchiGB20(Fengchi (GB20)) and LianquanCV23 (Lianquan (CV23)) for treatment of aphasia; with TaiyuanLU9 (Taiyuan (LU9)Shu-Stream Point, Yuan-Source Point) for treatment of precodial pain with cold limbs; with ChizeLU5 (Chize (LU5)He-Sea Point) for treatment of hemoptysis and spitting blood; with LiequeLU7 (LU 7), ShaozeSI1 (SI1) and QuepenST12 (Quepen (ST12)) for treatment of cough; with YemenTE2 (Yemen (TE2) Ying-Spring Point), ZhongzhuTE3 (Zhongzhu (TE3) Shu-Stream Point) and TongliHT5 (Tongli (HT5) Luo-Connecting Point) for treatment of headache.


Methods:
Direction: Puncture perpendicularly; depth: 0.3-0.5 cun; needling response: local sensation of numbness and distention; moxibustion: 3-5 moxa-cones, mild moxibustion for 15 min.

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