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.
Chinese Name: 灵墟
English Name/Meaning: Spirit Ruin
Pinyin: líng xū
Han Geul 한글: yeong heo 영허
Romaji: rei kyo(?)
Vietnamese: Linh khâu
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).
Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 to 1 cun.
Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung and/or liver.