LU 9 Acupuncture Point(Taiyuan) belongs to the lung meridian of hand-Taiyin, which is commonly used for relieving cough and asthma, sore throat, chest numbness, wrist joint pain, and weak pulse.

Location of LU 9 Acupuncture Point

At the wrist crease on the radial side of the radial artery.

taiyuan acupoint

What is the meaning of Taiyuan

Taiyuan,Tai,refers to big. Yuan,refers to deep stream. The name of “Taiyuan” describes the characteristics of the acupuncture point, which means that the water-qi of the lung meridians disperses into cold dampness-qi here.Because It is located in the depression of the horizontal lines in the hand, meridian water-qi flows from the heaven to the ground,as water flows from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the abyss, hence the name.

What is LU 9 Acupuncture Point used for

Cough and asthma, sore throat, chest numbness, wrist joint pain, and weak pulse.

LU 9 Acupuncture Point therapy

Massage therapy

For cough and asthma

Use thumb to knead the Taiyuan acupoint for 3 minutes until the acupuncture point soreness, It can quickly relieve cough and asthma.

For palm pain and numbness

Press Taiyuan acupoint with thumb for a while, then release it, and repeat 5 to 10 times to relieve palm pain and numbness.

For Sore throat

Massage sequence and technique: First alternately press Hegu point with thumb for 1 minute; then use thumb and middle finger of one hand to snap Shaoshang point for about ten times, then change hands to massage the other side,then make a fist with both hands and extend the thumb, rub the Renying acupoint with fingertips for 1 minute,finally, press the Taiyuan acupoint for 30 times.

Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion on taiyuan acupoint for 5-20 minutes, once a day,It can relieve chest tightness, swelling and pain of breast.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Taiyuan acupoint from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes, once every other day, It can treat swelling and pain of eye, fever, blood in the stool, etc.

Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Chize, Yuji, Feishu, Geshu and Sanyinjiao points to treat hemoptysis.

Combined with Shenmen, Taichong, Xingjian and Yuji points to treat hematemesis.

Combined with Sihang, Hegu and Shaoshang points to treat whooping cough.

Combined with Shufu, Fengmen, Danzhong, Zhongfu, and Sanli to treat lung distention.

Combined with Lieque and Jingqu points to treat palm heat.

Combined with Gongsun, Yinbai, Feishu, Yinlingquan, and Sanyinjiao to treat upset.

Combined with Lieque, Renzhong, Jiache, Lvxi, Hegu points to treat tooth pain.

Combined with Daling, Rugen, Zhongwan, Qihai, Zusanli, Neiting to treat vomiting.