LU1 (Lung 1) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Zhong Fu
English Name: Central Palace

Location: Below the acromial extremity of the clavicle, 1 cun directly below Yunmen (LU2), 6 cun lateral to the midline, at the level of the 1st intercostal space.

Precautions: No deep needle toward sternum.


Front-Mu point of the Lungs.


Disperses perverse heat from the chest.

Primary Indications:

Cough, asthma, pain in chest.

Tertiary Indications:

Shoulder & back, fullness in the chest, throat bi, nasal congestion, excessive sweating, neck swellings.

Other Indications:

Pneumonia, fever in pulmonary disorders with vomiting, insomnia, Yin or Yang (Hot or Cold) disorders of the lungs with cough, sensation of energy rising to upper body, preventing lying down, loss of appetite/vomiting/sensation of abdominal fullness (all these symptoms are secondary to pulmonary disorders), swelling of the four limbs, face swollen due to wind in the lungs, painful skin.


This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

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(LU1, LU2, LU3, LU4, LU5, LU6, LU7, LU8, LU9, LU10, LU11)

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