LU 1
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LU 1 Zhong Fu 中府

“Central Treasury”

ZHONG central, center

FU palace, storehouse, treasury

Other Names

Location and Needling:

In the first ICS below the acromial extremity of the clavicle, 1 cun below LU-2, 6 cun lateral to the REN.
0.5-1 cun, Transverse-oblique

Contraindications and Cautions


Front Mu of LU, Connects to LU back-shu point BL-13.

Connection point from SP meridian.

Cools Upper Burner; adjusts and circulates the Qi in Upper Burner; disperses fullness and excess.
Resolves phlegm carried up by the SP
Spirit of Point: Strengthens all aspects of organ and Shen. Opens to breath and mind. Makes available energy for use with LU- 2, LU-3 and connection to spirit. Connects breath of Heaven. Improves essence, sense of quality within, renew and reconnect.

Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Research


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11 Mar 2012 04:35

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