Lung 10

acupressure for lungsAcupressure Point LU10

LU 10, or Lung 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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lu-10-acupoint.jpgLocation of Acupressure Point Lung 10:

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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. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Lung 10 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.

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Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Lung 10

Lung Infectionlung infection remedy

Combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing method (counter-clockwise rotation) and seek medical attention

Sore Throat

Shock

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)

Hand Coordination

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)

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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)

Fear

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, and Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)

Anger

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)

Palpitations

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)

Stomach Pain

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)

Hot Hands

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)

Death

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)

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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Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of LU 10

Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point Lung 10

  • Fish Region
  • Fish Border

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point LU 10

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

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References

Chang, C. C., Chen, T. L., Lin, C. S., Chung, C. L., Yeh, C. C., Hu, C. J., … Shih, C. C. (2018). Decreased risk of pneumonia in stroke patients receiving acupuncture: A nationwide matched-pair retrospective cohort study. PloS one13(5), e0196094. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196094

Zhang, F., Chen, X., Wu, X., Liu, X., Sun, M., Shen, X., … Jin, R. (2019). TCM nonpharmacological interventions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Medicine98(23), e15979. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000015979

Feng, J., Wang, X., Li, X., Zhao, D., & Xu, J. (2016). Acupuncture for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): A multicenter, randomized, sham-controlled trial. Medicine95(40), e4879. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000004879

Chen, M. J., Yang, G. L., Ding, Y. X., & Tong, Z. Q. (2019). Efficacy of TCM therapy of tonifying lung-kidney's Qi-deficiency in a case of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A case reportMedicine98(18), e15140. doi:10.1097/MD.000000000001514

Han J. Observation on effect of acupuncture at Yuji (LU 10) on the pulmonary function of patients with bronchial asthma and immediate efficacy of relieving asthma. Han J.Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Oct;32(10):891-4.