Lung 7

LU7 Acupressure Point Location and Usesessential oils for acupressure

Use the Metal Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Lung Channel. LU 7, or Lung 7 acupressure point is one of the most frequently used points on the Hand Taiyin, or Lung channel. It can be used in a variety of conditions including emotional blocksbreathing and lung problems, and pain along the Lung meridian.

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Location of Acupressure Point Lung 7

On the anterior, or radial aspect of the forearm, approximately 1.5-2 cun proximal to the wrist crease. There are a couple of locations for this point; one can be located by placing the hand on the chest and following the top of the arm up 1.5-2 cun above the crease of the wrist. The other location would be at the same level but one would roll the finger about a Cun medially. Palpate for most tender point to choose. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Lung 7 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



Health Conditions Treated and Acupressure Point Combinations with Lung 7

Breathing Difficulty

In cases of Lung Qi Deficiency with breathing problems such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD, chronic colds, chronic allergies, chronic sinusitis:

Shoulder Pain

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In cases of nasal congestion and discharge:

Nasal Polyps

For Nasal polyps:

Cough with Phlegm:

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By supporting the descending function of the lung one addresses coughing:

Coughing up of white, clear, or foamy phlegm:


Shortness of Breath

Men's Issues

Pain of the penis and/or of the genitals, prostate issues:

Night time emission in men with indications of Kidney Deficiency:

Kidney Yin Deficiency


For sudden swelling of the four limbs due to inversion counter-flow Qi of the four limbs:

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Tooth pain


Retention of the dead fetus, post-partum inability to speak and weakness:

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For weakness or pain of the wrist and hand, pain of the thumb


In situations where there is incompletely expressed grief with sadness, depression and withdrawal

External Wind-Cold Invasion

In cases with shivering, chills, and feeling of coldness due to External Cold Pathogenic Wind invasion-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Liver 3- reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)


Headache and stiffness of the neck with stiffness after liver herb supplementexposure to wind:

One-sided headache:

Skin Rashes


Blood in the urine, hot and painful urination, difficult urination:


In cases of epilepsy, acute childhood fright wind, loss of consciousness, vomiting of foamy (watery) saliva- 

Bell's Palsy

Bells’ Palsy with deviation of the mouth and eye:

Chronic Yawning

Frequent yawning and stretching:



Other Name(s) of Lung 7 Acupressure Point

  • Lieque
  • Broken Sequence
  • Child Mystery
  • Narrow Defile
  • Wrist Taxation
  • Lightening Flash

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Lu7

  • Luo-Connecting point to Large Intestine Channel
  • Extraordinary point of the Ren channel, coupled with Kid-6
  • Gao Wu command point for the nape, neck and head
  • Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point
  • Exit point to Hegu Large Intestine-4

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupoint Lu 7

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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