Monday, February 19, 2007


These conditions should only be treated under a physician’s supervision. However, after a diagnosis and with your physician’s consent--- or in an emergency while waiting for a physician to arrive--- pressure and massage over these acupuncture sites may be beneficial for relief.

Chest point 1 fig. 86 may be pressed and massaged on both sides. Elbow point 2 fig. 87 and wrist-hand point 1 fig. 88 also may be pressed and massage unilaterally or bilaterally.

Other points are also useful for cough or asthma including some points on or near the back to the chest.

Fig. 86
Chest point 1
Lung 1
Measure two inches from the nipple (in the direction of the arm) count up three ribs. The point is between the first and second ribs from the top, one inch below the middle of the clavicle the collarbone.

Fig. 87
Elbow point 2
Lung 5
Located in the elbow fold in the radial side of the biceps. See also fig. 5

Fig. 88
Wrist-hand point 1 (Lung 7)
Located on the thump side of the wrist just the radial tuberoses (a projection of bone just above the thump side of the wrist). it can be about two fingerbreadths above the wrist fold. See also figs.16 & 64

These points including neck point 2 fig. 89 and back point 6 fig 90. back point 6 is especially useful, pressed bilaterally, for cough. The aid of a friend is needed.

Fig. 89
Neck Point 2
Governing Vessel 14
This point is located between seventh cervical vertebra and first thoracic vertebra. To make it simple it can be detected by bending the neck slightly and nothing prominent bone at base of neck. Points is located just below this prominent vertebral spine in the space in between it and the next lower ( and less prominent) vertebral or back spine. See also fig. 46

Another point is neck point 1 fig 91 which we encountered previously for sore throats and “getting something downs the Sunday throat”.

Fig. 90
Back point 6
Bladder 43
Located between fourth and fifth thoracic vertebrae. One can find them on each side of the middle side of the shoulder blade (scapula), not over the bone but in the soft tissue near its edge about half way down the shoulder blade or four fingerbreadth above the lowest level of the shoulder blade.


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