LU9 (Lung 9) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Tai Yuan
English Name: Great Abyss

Location: At the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the radial artery


Shu-Stream of the Lung channel, Yuan-Source point of the Lung channel, reinforcing point of the Lung channel (Mother/Son).


One of the Bahui (Eight Meetings) for the Mai (vessels), eliminates Wind, transforms Phlegm, resolves Lung Phlegm, regulates the Lungs, strengthens the Lungs, strengthens the Lung function, stops coughing, for long-term problems, or all disorders of Qi.

Primary Indications:

Haemoptysis, cough, asthma.

Secondary Indications:

Sore throat.

Tertiary Indications:

Chest pain, wrist pain, headache, forearm pain, eye disorders, vomiting blood, insomnia.

Other Indications:

Influenza, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, toothache, energy rising in the body, sudden chills & fever, deviation of mouth, divagation, dry throat, great thirst with dry throat, incontinence of stools, stenosis of the oesophagus, rough pulse, palms of hands very hot, pain in shoulders & back with sensation of cold, pain in shoulder girdle, pain in elbow.


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

View other points on the Lung channel:

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

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