Lung 9

acupressure for lungsLU 9 acupressure point is the source point on the Hand taiyin, or Lung channel, which means it is a major point for tonifying Lung Qi and Lung Yin. It can be used in a variety of conditions including breathing and lung problems, and pain along the Lung meridian.

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Other Name(s) of Acupressure Point Lung 9:

  • Taiyuan
  • Great Abyss
  • Supreme Abyss
  • Very Great Abyss
  • Ghost Heart
  • Great Spring

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupoint Lung 9:

  • Stream Point
  • Earth Point
  • Source Point
  • Gathering Point of the Blood Vessels
  • Point of Cheng
  • Influential Point of the Pulse

Location of Lu 9: 

At the wrist joint on the crease in inside the wrist (palm up) in the dip between the radial artery and the tendon

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Lung 9:

  • Tonifies the Lung Qi and transforms phlegm
  • Promotes the descending function of the lung
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Regulates and harmonizes the one hundred vessels

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations with LU 9:

Coughing

Breathing Issues

Chronic Yawning

Yawning excessively around 3 PM combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Kidney 3 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

Kidney Yin Deficiency

Dry throat with dry cough combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Kidney 3 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Water Element Acupressure Stick to acupressure point Kidney 3 and add our organic Yin Valley formula 

Pneumonia

Oppression of the chest with difficult breathing and inability to lie down as with pneumonia acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Stomach 40 and acupressure point Spleen 9
Agitation with breathing struggles combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Liver 3
Coughing of blood combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupuncture point Lung 10 and acupressure point Large Intestine 11

Bi-polar Disorder

Mania stage of manic depression combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Heart 8 and acupressure point Pericardium 8
Rebellious Stomach Qi with vomiting combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Pericardium 6

Chronic Burping

For unrelenting belching combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Ren 12

Eye Problems

Superficial visual obstruction, redness and pain of the eyes combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Gallbladder 41 and acupressure point Liver 2 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to LV 2 and use our organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula

External Wind Cold Pathogenic Invasion

Cold feeling in the body and limbs with shivering not from an external pathogen such as the cold or flu combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Stomach 36 and Spleen 3 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and Earth Element Acupressure Stick to SP 3, ST 36 and using our organic Restore the Middle Way formula

Tooth Pain

Toothache, head wind, swelling of the face combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure Large Intestine point 11 and acupressure point Lung 10

Wrist Weakness

Weakness or pain of the wrist combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Pericardium 7 and acupressure point Small Intestine 5 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to SI 5

Shoulder Pain

Pain of the shoulder and upper back (scapula) combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure Large Intestine point 10 and acupressure point Small Intestine 3 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to SI 3

Arm Pain

Pain in the medial aspect of the arm combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupressure point Pericardium 6 applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to PC 6

Breast Pain

Breast pain from labored breathing and oppression with acupressure point Spleen 9 and acupressure point Lung 10 

Nausea

Trauma

First Aid for concussion or shock combine acupressure point Lung 9 with acupuncture point Heart 9 and with acupressure point Pericardium 6 and seek medical attention applying the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LU 9 and the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to PC 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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