Yuji LU-10

Chinese: 鱼际

Pinyin: Yú Jì


On the radial aspect of the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone, on the junction of the red and white skin (the junction of the dorsum and palm of the hand).  

How to locate

Relax the thumb and identify the first metacarpal bone on the belly of the thenar eminence from palmar to lateral. LU-10 is located at the midpoint by the border of the metacarpal bone. 

Main actions

  1. Clears Lung Heat
  2. Descends Lung Qi and stops coughing
  3. Benefits the throat
  4. Calms the Mind


Vertically 0.5-1 cun 

Commentary for Yuji LU-10

Yuji LU-10 is an important point for clearing Lung Heat, regardless being Full or Empty-Heat. It is more frequently used for acute cases, which corresponding to the Qi Level of the Four Levels Theory. Another Lung Channel point Chize LU-5 also clears Lung Heat but rather chronic patterns such as Phlegm obstructing the chest. 

LU-10 can treat sore throat from Excess/Full pattern such as Heat or Wind-Heat. It can also treat sore throat from Yin Deficiency, but only in combination with Zhaohai KID-6

It is so effective that it can even clear Heart Heat, so that it treats emotional related symptoms such as fear, restlessness, anger, manic behavior or fright.