Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Yuzhong : Comfortable Chest

Kid-26 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 26

Spirit point
Front Shu point for the Lungs on the upper Chong mai trajectory (Yuen, 2005, The Extraordinary Vessels)

In the first intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline.

Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 - 1 cun

Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung.

TCM Actions:
Unbinds the chest and benefits the breasts
Transforms phlegm and lowers rebellious lung stomach qi

TCM Indications:
  • Cough, asthma, wheezing, dyspnoea, coughing blood, palpitations, fullness and distension of the chest and lateral costal region.
  • Accumulation of phlegm, dyspnoea and cough with inability to eat, vomiting, drooling with much spittle.
  • Breast abscess, pityriasis versicolor.

    Superficial Innervation: Anterior cutaneous thoracic nerve from T2
    Dermatome Segment: T2

    One of the twelve shu points of the chest along with Bulang Kid-22, Shenfeng Kid-23, Linxu Kid-24, Shencang Kid-25 and Shufu Kid-27 for wheezing, dyspnoea and coughing due to 'fullness above and deficiency below' due to weak kidney qi not grasping lung qi (Deadman et al, 2001).


    Yuen (2005, The Extraordinary Vessels) believes these points, when related to the front Shu points of the Chong mai are located at 0.5 cun from the midline.


    In five element acupuncture indicated for a lack of sense of beauty or grace, self respect.


    The inner line of Tung's 12 Monkeys (Shi Er Hou) would be located slightly lateral (5 fen) to this point.


    In Mayan medicine:
    Combined with Bulang Kid-22, Shenfeng Kid-23, Linxu Kid-24 and Shencang Kid-25 to reinforce Tiantu Ren-22 in treatments of asthma (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)


    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)

    Reference Notes: (click to display)