Jingqu LU8 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Jingqu-LU8
Jingqu-LU8

Nomenclature:

Jing : to pass qu: ditch

The term jingqu refers to the ditch where the meridian passes.

Location:

This point is located 1 cun promximal to Taiyuan (LU-9) on the line connecting Taiyuan (LU-9) with Kongzhi (LU-6), in the depression at the base of the styloid process of the radius on the radial side of the radical artery.

Method

Puncture obliquely or perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 cun.

Indication

Respiratory disorder: cough , asthma, shortness of breathe, nasal obstruction.
Other disorder: sore throat, febrile disease without sweating, febrile disease with breathlessness, burning sensation on palms.
Local disorder: wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist stiffness.

Remark:

Jing-River and Metal point of the lung channel

Precaution:

Avoid radial artery.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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