Clasping the White

Location: On the antero-lateral aspect of the upper arm, 4 cun inferior to the axillary fold and 5 cun superior to Chize LU5, in the depression between the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle and the shaft of the humerus.

LU4 According to Master Hukaya

Location: With the patient lying on his or her back, and the head in a neutral midline position, the patient’s arm is placed so that the Lung meridian touches the tip of the nose.  The place where the nose touches the meridian is LU4.

Indications: LU4 is the ‘oxygen supply point’. It is used for lack of oxygen to the lungs, neck, throat, and head.  It treats asthma or shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, and respiratory difficulties associated with heart disease. It may be used as a secondary point in the treatment of the thyroid gland.

Treatment: Massage the point to relieve pressure pain at KD23-KD26 area or pressure pain below the sternum.  For breathing difficulties, it should have an immediate effect.  It is most often treated with 7-8 thread moxa.  If moxa cannot be used, a needle can be inserted, usually 20-30° with the meridian.

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