Lung Meridian

Shaoshang LU11 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication



Shao: immaturity shang: one of the five sound pertaining metal
In the term shaoshang , shao means less. The lung pertains to metal in the five elements and to the shang sound in the five sounds. This is the last point of the lung meridian, where Qi is less.


On the thumb, radial to the distal phalanx, 0.1 cun proximal-lateral to the radial corner of the thumb nail, at the intersection of the vertical line of the radial border and the horizontal line of the base of the thumbnail.


Puncture superficially 0.1cun or prick to bleeding.

Indications of shaoshang

Loss of consciousness , coma, high fever. In treating excess syndrome, hot syndrome such as high fever, prick the point to bleed with a three edge needle.
Other disorder: cough, sore throat, painful obstruction, nose bleeding, vomiting due to heat stroke.
Local problems: pain and contractions of the wrist, thumb pain, heat in palms, painful obstruction of the upper arm.


Jing well and Wood point of the lung channel


Read about other points of lung meridian:

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

LU4-Xiabai-俠白                        LU5-Chize-尺泽                           LU6-Kongzui-孔最

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




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.

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