Lung 7

lung support acupressureLU 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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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • 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

Location:

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.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Breathing Difficulty

Lung Qi Deficiency with breathing problems such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD, chronic colds, chronic allergies, chronic sinusitis-tonification method applied to acupressure point Lung 7, 9 (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick and add our Organic White Tiger Return formula!
Shoulder pain-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 on the same and/or side opposite of a frozen should-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to the acupressure points, the Shoulder Pain Stick to the entire shoulder area, and add in our organic Great Mender Formula

Sinusitis

In cases of nasal congestion and discharge-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4,acupressure point LI 20, acupressure point Bitong, and acupressure point Stomach 40-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, LI 4, Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 40, Sinus Acupressure Stick to LI 20 and Bitong, and add in our our Organic White Tiger Return formula for chronic nasal conditions

Nasal Polyps

For Nasal polyps-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Stomach 40-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, LI 4, and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 40

Skin Rashes

Skin rashes on the chest-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Liver 3-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, acupressure point LI 4, and Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point LV 3

Cough with Phlegm

Wheezing

To ease wheezing in asthma with difficulty inhaling (as opposed to difficulty exhaling)-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Kidney 6-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point LU 7, and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point KI 6 and add in our our Organic White Tiger Return formula

Shortness of Breath

For shortness of breath due to Lung Qi Deficiency-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Stomach 36-Tonification method (clockwise motion)  applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point ST 36,  and add in our our Organic White Tiger Return formula

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)

Kidney Yin Deficiency

Lung issues combined with sweating, thirst and other indications of Kidney Yin Deficiency-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Kidney 6-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to KI 6 and add our organic Yin Valley formula and our our Organic White Tiger Return formula

Edema

For sudden swelling of the four limbs due to inversion counterflow Qi of the four limbs-combine Lung 7 with acupressure points Liver 2, 3-Tonification method (clockwise motion)
Edema in the ankles--combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Kidney 6-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to KI 6 and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

Grief

In situations where there is incompletely expressed grief with sadness, depression and withdrawal-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Kidney 6-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to KI 6

Pain of Hand

For weakness or pain of the wrist and hand, pain of the thumb-combine Lung 7, 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 on the side opposite of the pain- reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick

Headaches

Headache and stiffness of the neck with stiffness after exposure to wind-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 on the same and/or side opposite of the neck pain or stiffness- reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick
One-sided headache--combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Gallbladder 41 on the side opposite of the head pain- reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point GB 41 

Bell's Palsy

Bells’ Palsy with deviation of the mouth and eye--combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure points Stomach 44, acupressure point Liver 3-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, acupressure point LI 4 and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point LV 3 

Tooth pain

Toothache-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure points Stomach 44-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)

Epilepsy

In cases of epilepsy, acute childhood fright wind, loss of consciousness, vomiting of foamy (watery) saliva- combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure points Liver 3-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7,  LI 4 and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to LV 3 

Miscarriage

Retention of the dead fetus, post-partum inability to speak and weakness-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Kidney 6-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to KI 6 and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

UTI's

Blood in the urine, hot and painful urination, difficult urination-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Large Intestine 11 and acupressure points Liver 2-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, LI 11 and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to LV 3 

Men's Issues

Chronic Yawning

Frequent yawning and stretching- combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Stomach 36-Tonification method (clockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7 and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point ST 40

Mastitis

Fullness of the chest area or breast abscess-combine Lung 7 with acupressure point Spleen 6 and acupressure points Liver 3-reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 7, and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point LV 3 and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point SP 6

 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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