Lung 10

essential oils for acupuncture pointsAcupressure Point LU10 Location and Uses

Use the Metal Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Lung Channel. 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:

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.

lu10 acupuncture point location


Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations Using Lung 10

Lung Infection:

Seek medical attention!

Sore Throat

Sore dry throat with External Wind-Heat Pathogen and a feeling of fever:

Tonsillitis with fever:


Seek medical attention!

Loss of voice due to fright or emotional shock:

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):


Coughing blood following chronic or febrile disease that have consumed the Lung Yin causing dryness and loss of elasticity of the bronchi:



Anger due to counterflow Qi: 

Constipation with distention and pain:


Heart palpitations, easy startling, or heart discomfort following an emotional shock

such as a death of a loved one:

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 

Hot Hands

Heat and pain of the palm and thumb combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 

Helps one come to terms with their feeling or fears regarding death combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7


Used while meditating on one's relationship to death and the impermanence of life combine acupressure point Lung 10 with acupressure point Heart 7 


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

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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