Zhongfu LU1: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

LU1-zhongfu
zhong fu

Nomenclature:

Zhong: Middle Fu: Place
The term zhong refers to middle jiao. As lung meridian originates from middle jiao. This is the point where the qi of stomach and spleen in the middle jiao is gathered in the lung meridian.

Location:

This point is located 6 cun lateral to  the anterior midline, level with the intercostals space below the lst rib (second rib at the level of sternal angle.

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 ,asthma, shortness of breathe
Chest disorder: tightness of chest, chest pain
Throat disorder:  sore throat
Digestive disorder: nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea
Local disorder: shoulder pain, stiffness

Remarks:

Front mu point of the lung

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.