Lung 1

LU 1 Acupressure Point

Lung 1, or LU 1 acupressure point can be used in a variety of conditions including emotional blocks, essential oils for acupressurebreathing and lung problems, and pain along the Lung channel, or Hand Taiyin meridian. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to activate acupressure point Lung 1 and to make the acu-treatment more effective! 

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photo lung 1 acupuncture point locationLocation of Acupressure Point Lung 1

On the chest, in the first intercostal space, 6 Cun lateral to the mid-line, level between the first and second ribs where the shoulder muscles connect with the chest. Follow the shoulder muscle up to where it intersects with the collar bone. Lung 1 will be 2 Cun below the collar bone along this muscle in a dip. The point will be tender when pressed. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Lung 1 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions Treated by Acupressure Point Lung 1

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Wheezing

Wheezing, asthma, bronchitis-combine with acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Lung 7 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick and use our organic White Tiger Return formula
Lung infection, pneumonia-combine with acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick 

Chest Painessential oils for acupressure

A feeling fullness of the chest and/or chest pain-combine acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Lung 7 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick 

Breathing Difficulties

Labored breathing with raised shoulders-combine acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Lung 7 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick and use our organic White Tiger Return formula
A feeling of oppression of the chest and difficulty in breathing like an elephant on the chest-combine acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Lung 7 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick and use our organic White Tiger Return formula

Pneumoniaessential oils for lung qi deficiency

Lung Qi Deficiency with inability to lie down and breathe due to an accumulation of fluid in the lungs-combine acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Stomach 40 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 1 and the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 40 and use our organic White Tiger Return formula

Grief

Breaks up Lung Qi Stagnation w/ an inability to process grief-combine with acupressure point Lung 7 Disperses Liver-Lung Qi Stagnation resulting in depression and sadness-combine acupressure point Lung 1 with acupressure point Liver 3 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 1 and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to LV 3

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Other Name(s) for Acu-point Lung 1

  • Hand Taiyin
  • Central Treasure
  • Lung Mu
  • Breast Shu
  • Breast Center Shu
  • Middle Palace

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point Lung 1

  • Front Mu of the Lung (where the Qi of the Lungs gathers)
  • Alarm Mu Point of the Lungs
  • Entry point comes directly from Liv-14 to enter Lungs
  • Opening point of the Lung Divergent channel
  • Meeting Point of Lung with Spleen
  • Large Intestine Divergent and Lung Divergent Meeting Point

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Lung 1

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupuncture Point Lung 1

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.

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