Lung 10

acupressure for lungsLU 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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How traditional Chinese medicine addresses Lung health

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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

lu-10-acupoint.jpgLocation: 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 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)

Coughing

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)

lung-10.acupressure point locationCautions: 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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