Lung 10

acupressure for lungsLU 10 acupressure point is a major point on the Hand taiyin, or Lung channel, for lung infections and coughs with yellow or green phlegm as it removes heat from the Lung. It can be used in a variety of conditions including throat infections, lung problems, and pain of the hand-thumb.

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Other Name(s):

  • Fish Region
  • Fish Border

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • Ying-Spring Point
  • Point of Yung
  • Fire Element Point of the Taiyin Channel

Location: On the palmer side of the hand in the fleshy part of the palm medial to the palm midway along the ulnar side of the metacarpal bone.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

  • Sore dry throat with External Wind-Heat Pathogen and a feeling of fever combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation)
  • Tonsillitis with fever combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation)
  • Strep throat combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation) and seek medical attention
  • Loss of voice due to fright or emotional shock combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 5 and acupressure point Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Inability to grasp objects due to pain and loss of flexion of hand-thumb and trouble with fine manipulations (writing, buttoning clothing, sewing, painting, etc) combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Coughing blood following chronic or febrile disease that have consumed the Lung Yin causing dryness and loss of elasticity of the bronchi combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation) and acupressure point Kidney 3 with the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Emotional upset with sadness and fear LU 10 is the Fire Element Point on the Hand Taiyin channel) combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Anger due to counterflow Qi combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Liver 2 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation)
  • Constipation with distention and pain combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Stomach 37 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Heart palpitations, easy startling, or heart discomfort following an emotional shock such as a death of a loved one combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Abdominal pain with vomiting due to the Lungs and Stomach not correctly directing Qi downward combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Heat and pain of the palm and thumb combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation)
  • Helps one come to terms with their feeling or fears regarding death combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Used while meditating on one's relationship to death and the impermanence of life combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)