LU5 (Lung 5) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Chize
English Name: Cubit Marsh


On the cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon of m. biceps brachii. Locate with the elbow slightly flexed.


He-Sea point of the Lung channel, reducing point of the Lung channel (Mother/Son).


Drains heat in the Lungs, disperses cold from the Lungs, supresses rebellious Qi, pacifies Qi which is contravecting upwards, frees the tendons.

Primary Indications:

Cough, haemoptysis, asthma, fullness in the chest.

Secondary Indications:

Tidal fever.

Tertiary Indications:

Sore throat, elbow & arm spasm & pain, shoulder pain, pleurisy, pulmonary tuberculosis, infantile convulsions.

Other Indications:

Erysipelas, pneumonia, chest pain, breast abcess, cholera, hemiplegia, quadraplegia, facial nerve paralysis, shangan (cold injury), bi syndrome due to wind, general loss of sensitivity, madness, frequent sneezing, intercostal inflammation, dry mouth, vomiting, abdomen distended & painful, vomiting blood, pain in the kdineys, urinary frequency, atony of the bladder, contractures & muscular spasms, stiffness of vertebral column.


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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