Xiabai LU4 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

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Xiabai-lu4

Nomenclature:

Xia: to press from both sides Bai:white

In term Xiabai, Xia refers to lung.So this point is located on the both sides of lungs , when both arms are hanging freely.

Location:

This point is located 4 cun inferior to the axillary fold and 5 cum superior to LU 5 (Chize ) , in the depression between the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle and the shaft of the humerus.

Method
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun.

Indication

Respiratory disorder: cough , asthma, shortness of breathe
Chest disorder: Heart pain, Palpitations
Local disorder: shoulder pain, arm pain, stiffness

Remark:

Precaution:

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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