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Lung Channel

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oppression and pain in the chest, upsurging of qi to
the Heart, sudden pain of the Heart and abdomen.
• Pain of the lateral costal region and back, pain of the
back and shoulders, pain of the shoulder with inabil-
ity to raise the arm, pain of the supraclavicular fossa.
• Interrupted pulse which cannot be felt at the cun
position, throat painful obstruction, goitre, injury by
cold giving rise to persistent heat in the limbs.
COMMENTARY
According to the Essential Questions
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Yunmen LU-2 is one
of the eight points for draining heat from the extremities
(although in fact only seven are listed, since Yaoshu DU-2
is on the midline) namely Yunmen LU-2, Jianyu L.I.-15,
Weizhong BL-40 and Yaoshu DU-2. This is reflected in the
indication for this point found in the Great Compendium of
Acupuncture and Moxibustion “injury by cold giving rise to
persistent heat in the limbs”.
COMBINATIONS
• Chest pain: Yunmen LU-2, Zhongfu LU-1, Yinbai
SP-1, Qimen LIV-14, Feishu BL-13, Hunmen BL-47
and Daling P-7 (Thousand Ducat Formulas).
• Pain of the shoulder with inability to raise the arm:
Yunmen LU-2 and Bingfeng SI-12 (Supplementing
Life).
• Dyspnoea with rebellious qi, breathing with raised
shoulders, inability to taste food: Yunmen LU-2,
Qihu ST-13, Tianfu LU-3 and Shenmen HE-7 (Thou-
sand Ducat Formulas).
• Throat painful obstruction: Yunmen LU-2, Zhongfu
LU-1, Jianyu L.I.-15, Weizhong BL-40, Fuliu KID-7
and Fubai GB-10 (Supplementing Life).
Zhongfu LU-1
Yunmen LU-2
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delto-pectoral triangle
YUNMEN LU-2
Cloud Gate
LOCATION
On the antero-lateral aspect of the chest,
below the lateral extremity of the clavicle,
6 cun lateral to the midline, in the centre
of the hollow of the delto-pectoral triangle.
LOCATION NOTE
Ask the patient to extend their hand forwards whilst you
apply resistance to their hand, in order to emphasise the
delto-pectoral triangle, and locate Yunmen LU-2 at its
centre.
NEEDLING
Transverse-oblique insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.
Caution: deep perpendicular or oblique insertion carries
a substantial risk of causing a pneumothorax.
ACTIONS
Clears Lung heat and disseminates and descends Lung qi
Dispels agitation and fullness
INDICATIONS
• Cough, wheezing, asthma, dyspnoea with inability
to lie down, shortness of breath, oppressive and
agitated sensation in the chest, heat in the chest,
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Lung
L. Intestine
Stomach
Spleen
Heart
S. Intestine
Bladder
Kidney
Pericardium
Sanjiao
Gall Bladder
Liver
Conception
Governing
Extra Points
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