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1

LU 1 functions

(Front Mu of Lung)
- clears + diffuses upper burner
- courses lung qi

2

LU 1 indications

(Front Mu of Lung)
- cough, asthma
- pain in chest, shoulder, back
- fullness of chest

3

LU 2 functions

same as LU 1:
- clears + diffuses upper burner
- courses lung qi

4

LU 2 indications

same as LU 1:
- cough, asthma
- pain in chest, shoulder, back
- fullness in chest

5

LU 3 functions

- clears lung heat
- regulates lung qi

6

LU 3 indications

- asthma
- epistaxis (nosebleed)
- pain in medial aspect of arm

7

LU 4 functions

- regulates qi + blood
- relieves pain

8

LU 4 indications

- cough
- fullness in chest
- pain in medial aspect of upper arm

9

LU 5 functions + indications

(He Sea)
- discharges lung fire: hemoptysis, sore throat (bc water point, which sedates + cools the upper jiao)
- downbears counterflow qi: cough, asthma
- clears upper burner heat: afternoon fever, mastitis (bc water point, which sedates + cools the upper jiao)

10

LU 6 functions

(Xi Cleft)
- stops bleeding
- regulates lung qi (breathing)
- causes lung qi to descend (helps with acute asthma attack)
- clears heat

11

LU 6 indications

(Xi Cleft)
- hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
- cough
- asthma
- sore throat
- pain in chest
- spasmodic pain of elbow + arm

12

LU 7 functions + indications

(Luo / Command of Head + Neck / Confluent of Ren)
- diffuses lung + dispels cold (helps lung to move wei qi outward to exterior): cough, asthma, sore throat
- courses channels + frees connecting vessels (bc Luo connecting point): pain + weakness of wrist
- also treats headache, migraine, neck rigidity, facial paralysis, toothache
- mostly treats wind cold, but can also be used to treat wind heat

13

LU 8 functions

(Jing River / Horary)
- diffuses the lung + downbears qi
- courses wind + resolves the exterior

(not used much in TCM, but used a lot on 5 Elements bc it's the Horary)

14

LU 8 indications

(Jing River)
- cough
- sore throat
- asthma
- fever
- pain in chest
- pain in wrist

15

LU 9 functions

(Shu Stream / Yuan Source / Influential of Vessels)
- dispels wind + transforms phlegm (bc LU 9 is a Yuan Source point, it is often used with SP 3, another Yuan Source point, when phlegm accumulation in lung is due to Spleen Qi Xu)
- rectifies the lung and suppresses cough
- clears + depurates upper burner + lung qi

16

LU 9 indications

(Shu Stream / Yuan Source / Influential of Vessels)
- cough
- hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
- asthma
- sore throat
- palpitation
- pain in chest, wrist, arm

17

LU 10 functions

(Ying Spring)
- courses the lung + harmonizes the stomach
- disinhibits the throat (clears heat from throat)
- clears blood heat
- abates fever

18

LU 10 indications

(Ying Spring)
- cough
- hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
- sore throat
- loss of voice
- fever
- feverish sensation in the palm

19

LU 11 functions

(Jing Well)
- frees channel qi
- revives inversion, resuscitates
- clears lung counterflow
- disinhibits throat (good to bleed LU 11 at the onset of sore throat, along with LI 1)
- courses + discharges surging counterflow qi fire in the 12 channels

20

LU 11 indications

(Jing Well)
- sore throat
- cough
- asthma
- epistaxis (nose bleed)
- fever
- loss of consciousness
- mania
- spasmodic pain of the thumb

21

what point do is used for a wind cold attack?

LU 7

(bc it's the Command of Head + Neck, and wind cold initially enters / attacks the neck)

22

what point is used at the sudden onset of a sore throat?

LU 11

23

what point is used one day after the onset of a sore throat?
or used to treat a sore throat that feels hot, dry, scratchy?

LU 10

24

what point is used for a cough that contains blood?

LU 6 (Xi Cleft)