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Feb102013

Acupuncture Points for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Generally accepted Acupuncture Points for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):

BL13

Bladder Channel BL13 Acupuncture Point (肺俞 (fèi shū)) / (폐유 (pye yu))

Chinese: 肺俞 (fèi shū)

Korean: 폐유 (pye yu)

Translation: Lung Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-12 at level of lower border of spinous process of 3rd thoracic vertebra.



BL23

Bladder Channel BL23 Acupuncture Point (腎俞 (shèn shū)) / (신유 (sim yu))

Chinese: 腎俞 (shèn shū)

Korean: 신유 (sim yu)

Translation: Kidney Shu Point

CAM Location: 1.5 cun lateral to Du-4 at level of lower border of spinous process of 2nd lumbar vertebra.



KD3

Kidney Channel KD3 Acupuncture Point (太谿 (taì xī)) / (태계 (tae yeon))

Chinese: 太谿 (taì xī)

Korean: 태계 (tae yeon)

Translation: Great Stream

CAM Location: in depression between tip of medial malleolus and Achilles Tendon.



LU1

Lung Channel LU1 Acupuncture Point (中府 (zhōng fǔ)) / (중부 (jung bu)

Chinese: 中府 (zhōng fǔ)

Korean: 중부 (jung bu

Translation: Central Mansion

CAM Location: laterosuperior to sternum 1 cun below Lu-2 at level of 1st intercostal space 6 cun lateral to anterior midline.



LU9

Lung Channel LU9 Acupuncture Point (太淵 (tài yuān)) / (태연 (tae yeon)

Chinese: 太淵 (tài yuān)

Korean: 태연 (tae yeon

Translation: Great Source

CAM Location: at radial end of transverse crease of wrist in depression on lateral side of radial artery.



REN4

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN4 Acupuncture Point (關元 (guān yuán)) / (관원 (gwan won))

Chinese: 關元 (guān yuán)

Korean: 관원 (gwan won)

Translation: Original Qi Gate

CAM Location: on anterior midline 3 cun below umbilicus.



REN12

Ren Mai (Conception) Channel REN12 Acupuncture Point (中脘 (zhōng wǎn)) / (중완 (jung wan))

Chinese: 中脘 (zhōng wǎn)

Korean: 중완 (jung wan)

Translation: Stomach Centre

CAM Location: on anterior midline 4 cun above umbilicus.



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