Yunmen LU2: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Yun Men- LU2
Yun Men- LU2

Nomenclature:

Yun: cloud Men : Door

In term Yunmen, Yun refers to Lung qi. So this point is loacted on the upper upper part of chest which serves as a door for lung Qi.

Location:

This point is located below the lateral extremity of clavicle 6 cun lateral to  the anterior midline, in the centre of the holloe of the delto-pectorel triangle.

Method

Puncture obliquely or transversely 0.5-0.8 cun toward the lateral side of the chest; deep perpendicular insertion toward the medial aspect is prohibited in order to avoid puncturing the lung and causing pneumothorax.

Indication

Respiratory disorder: cough ,wheezing, orthopnoea, asthma, shortness of breathe
Chest disorder: tightness of chest, chest pain,
Throat disorder:  sore throat
Local disorder: shoulder pain, stiffness

Remark:

Precaution:

Avoid deep perpendicular insertion toward the medial aspect  in order to avoid puncturing the lung and causing pneumothorax.

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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