Tianfu LU3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication
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.
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