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LU8:經渠 [jīng qú] Channel Ditch

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion【甲乙經 jiǎ yǐ jīng】

Spiritual pivot 【靈樞 líng shū】【本輸 běn shū】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Hand tai yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

jing metal point [經金穴 jīng jīn xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

經 [jīng] : channel, river  

渠 [qú] : gutter, ditch, canal

The character 經 [jīng] is used in Chinese medicine is related not only the channels, but also the river-jing points, because the original meaning of the character had to do with the flow of water, implying the flow at the point.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the anterolateral aspect of the forearm, between the radial styloid process and the radial artery, 1 cun superior to the palmar wrist crease.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Needle 0.3-0.5 cun away from blood vessels. Direct moxibustion is forbidden to avoid damage to radial artery.

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Diffuse of lung qi [宣肺氣 xuān fèi qì]

Relieve the throat [利咽 lì yán] and reviving the pulse [復脈 fū mài]

•Indication 主治【zhǔ zhì】:

Classical: Cough, asthma, shortness of breath, fever, sweating, swelling, swelling in the chest, shortness of time, chest and back pain, heartache and vomiting, throat numbness, wrist pain, palm heat, foot pain,
Modern: Sore throat, pulselessness.

•Point pair 配穴 [pèi xué] :

LU8-SP2: according to Dr. Wang Ju-Yi [王局易] this point pair can be used whenever there are common cold symptoms with underlying deficiency signs