Lung Meridian

Chize LU5 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Chi: ruler or ulner ze: marsh

In term chize, chi refers to the ulner aspect of the arm. As the point is located in the depression of the elbow fossa at the ulner aspect the qi of the meridian is infused here, like water flowing into a marsh.


With the elbow slightly bent, on the transverse crease of the elbow, in the radial depression of the tendon of the biceps muscle.


Indications of chize:

Respiratory disorder: This is the main point for respiratory disorders like cough , asthma, shortness of breathe, often used for Hot or Excess syndrome (acute infection )
Other disorder: Sore throat, tidal fever, acute vomiting and diarrhoea, infantile convulsion.
Local disorder: spasm and pain in the upper arm.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8 cun or prick to allow bleeding.


He-sea point of lung meridian.


Locate and needle with the elbow slightly flexed to avoid cubital vein.

Read about other points of lung meridian:

LU1 -Zhongfu-中府                    LU2-Yunmen-云门                     LU3 Tianfu-天府

LU4-Xiabai-俠白                       LU6-Kongzui-孔最

LU7- Lieque-列缺                       LU8-Jingqu-经渠                        LU9-Taiyuan-太渊

LU10-Yuji-鱼际                           LU11-Shaoshang-少商



Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.