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Lingxu KI24: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Lingxu KI24: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Lingxu KI24: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
January 17
08:55 2019
Lingxu-KI24

Lingxu-KI24

Nomenclature:

Ling: spirit, imply the heart Xu: mound
Lingxu internally corresponds to the heart and externally it is on the muscle prominence, which looks like a mound.
Point: KI24
Chinese Name: 灵墟
Name: Lingxu
English Name/Meaning: Spirit Ruin
Pinyin: líng xū
Han Geul 한글: yeong heo 영허
Romaji: rei kyo(?)
Vietnamese: Linh khâu

Location:

In the third intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.

Functions and indications lingxu:

  • Opens the chest (asthma, pain in the ribs, rebellious qi).
  • Opens lung and sedates cough (asthma, fullness in chest, pain from bronchitis).

Method:

Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.

Precautions:

Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung and/or liver.

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