LU11:少商 [shào shāng] Lesser Shang

•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-well, wood point, [井木穴 jǐng mù xué]

Ghost point [鬼穴 guì xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

少 [shào] : few, little

商 [shāng] : 5th sound of the Chinese musical scale; merchant, trader

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the thumb, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 F-cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the thumb nail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border and the horizontal line of the base of the thumb nail.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Shallow needle 0.1 to 0.2 cun or bloodletting the point

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Clear lung heat [清肺熱 qīng fèi ré]

Relieve the throat [利咽 lì yán] and revives consciousness [醒神 xǐng shén]

•Indication 主治【zhǔ zhì】:

Classical: Fever, swelling and sore throat, occlusion in the throat, breast milk, dumbness, bird eyes, fever, upset, stroke, coma, mania, epilepsy, convulsions in children, no measles, cough, wheezing, vomiting, abdominal distension, Swollen nape, unkind arm, wrist contracture, finger pain.
Modern: Influenza, acute pharyngitis, tonsillitis, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis, chronic bronchitis (acute attack), epistaxis, fainting, shock, fetal position, schizophrenia.

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