Zhong fu Acupuncture point – L1



ZHONG FU (L1) or “Central Treasury” Acupuncture point – Lung Meridian

Localization of point:

On the frontal external upper side of the thoracic wall under the first rib. The point can be found in the following ways:

  1. if we proceed two cuns (6,66 cm or 2,624 in) laterally from the nipples and then upward between the third and the fourth rib (anatomically between the first and the second rib);
  2. if we proceed from the clavicle distally between the first and the second rib, 6 cuns (20 cm or 7.874 in) laterally from the point huagai. The second method is used with women.
ZHONGFU (L1) acupuncture point is nubmer 1 | Lung Meridian

ZHONGFU (L1) acupuncture point is nubmer 1 | Lung Meridian

Diseases:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Recurrent fever
  • Lung diseases
  • Heart diseases
  • Edema of face and limbs
  • Pain of the thoracic muscles
  • Nasal polyp
  • In combination with the point yingxiang Li 20 or shangxing Gv 23 especially effective in curing long lasting anosmia.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion treatment:

  • Acupuncture: 3-7 fens (0,999 cm – 2,3331 cm or 0,3936 in – 0,9184 in)
  • Moxibustion: 5-20 minutes and 3-7 zhuangs (moxa cones)