Lingxu acupoint(KI 24) belongs to the Kidney meridian of foot-shaoyin,which is commonly used to treat bronchitis, mastitis, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, etc.
Location of Lingxu acupoint
In the 3rd ICS 2 cun lateral to CV 18.
What is the meaning of Lingxu
“Lingxu”:”Ling” refers to the qi of heaven.”Xu”,refers to mounds or ruins of the old city,means the emptiness of material in the point. The substance of this point is very little dampness-qi from the Shenfeng point. After reaching this, it will evaporate and go upwards due to absorbing heat,the qi in the point is like ruins, hence the name.
What is Lingxu acupoint used for
Indications: chest tightness, chest pain, cough and wheezing, excessive phlegm,acute mastitis, vomiting, loss of appetite,bronchitis, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, etc.
Lingxu acupoint therapy
Scrape the Lingxu acupoints from top to bottom across the clothes for 5-10 times each time.It can treat cough due to wind-cold evil,improve immunity, improve digestion and increase appetite if long-term massage.
For chest pain, asthma, and insomnia
Pressing the Lingxu point with your thumb for about 200 times, or pressing and rubbing for 3 to 5 minutes,it can treat chest pain, asthma, and insomnia.
Lingxu Acupoint Compatibility
Combined Shenmen and Shencang point to treat insomnia and forgetfulness;
Combined with Zusanli, Zhongwan and Neiguan points to treat vomiting and indigestion and loss of appetite;
Combined with Feishu, Tiantu, Fenglong points to relieve cough and expectorant;
Combined with Jianjing and hegu,promoting blood circulation and dispelling lumps, and treat to acute mastitis;