Yunmen LU-2

Chinese: 云门

Pinyin: Yún Mén


On the antero-lateral aspect of the chest, below the lateral extremity of the clavicle, about 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline in the centre of the deltopectoral triangle.

How to locate

To locate the deltopectoral triangle, ask the patient to extend their hand forwards whilst you apply resistance to it. It is bordered on top by the clavicle and laterally by the coracoid process (within the deltoid muscle). Yunmen LU-2 is in the center of the triangle, at a clearly palpable depression in the thoracic wall.

Main actions

  1. Disperses chest fullness
  2. Descends Ling Qi and stop cough


Transverse-obliquely to a maximal depth of 0.8 cun. 

Caution: Risk of pneumothorax if needling in a medial direction. 

Commentary for Yunmen LU-2

The functions of LU-2 is fairly similar to Zhongfu LU-1, but less strong. It can clear Excess of all kinds from the Lungs, whether due to Exterior pathogenic factors (e.g. Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat) which penetrate in the Lungs, or to internally generated disharmonies such as Phlegm-Heat, Qi Stagnation and etc. 

On top of that, it can also be used to treat Painful Obstruction Syndrome of the shoulder, especially these caused by Wind invasion. In this case, the patients fail to adduct their arm. For example, they are not able to move their arm over close to the body towards the opposite side.