Yu: luxuriance Zhong: middle
Yuzhong is at the place where the Qi of the kidney is luxuriant flowing into the chest.
Chinese Name: 彧中
English Name/Meaning: Comfortable Chest
Pinyin: yù zhōng
Han Geul 한글: uk jung 욱중
Romaji: waku chū
Vietnamese: Hoắc trung
In the first intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the conception vessel.
Functions and indications of yuzhong:
- 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.