Tianfu LU3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Tianfu -LU3


tian: heaven fu: palace
In term tianfu, Tian means heaven and Fu means palace. So this point is located on the upper upper arm , which is a confluence of the Qi of the lung.


This point is located inferior to the axillary fold and 6 cum superior to LU 5 (Chize ) , in the depression between the lateral border of the biceps brachii muscle and the shaft of the humerus.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1 cun .


Respiratory disorder: cough ,wheezing, orthopnoea, asthma, shortness of breathe
Bleeding disorders: Epistaxis, bleeding from mouth
Throat disorder:  Goiter, scrofula, throat disorder
Local disorder: shoulder pain, stiffness



Contraindcated for moxibustion.


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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