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Tianfu LU3 : Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication

Tianfu -LU3

Tianfu -LU3

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.

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