LU 5 Acupuncture Point - Chi Ze - Lung Meridian

  • Chinese Name Chi Ze
  • English Name Cubit Marsh
     
  • Location: At the cubital crease on the radial side of the biceps brachii tendon.
     
  • Precautions: No Moxa.
  • Point Associations:
  • He Sea Point.
  • Water Point.
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • He Sea Point - useful for counterflow Qi/diarrhea, hot skin conditions, phlegm-heat excess.
  • Acute/Chronic or Exterior/Interior Conditions.
  • Upper body edema, enuresis.
  • Local point for the elbow - tendonitis, tennis elbow.
  • Classically noted for the 5 types of Lumbar Pain - possibly the upper body equivalent of UB 40.
     
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