There are over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body. Each one has its own unique function and effect on the body and many are used in particular combinations to create the perfect recipe for health and healing. Lung 7 is an important point located just above the wrist. It’s a common point to help lung conditions and regulate the immune system. It’s used for chest congestion, chest colds, cold and flu symptoms, asthma, rattling cough with phlegm or mucous, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Lung 7 can also help headache pain, urogenital issues, local wrist issues such as tendonitis and inflammation, as well as melancholy.
For self acupressure, press the point firmly or use a circular motion to massage the area. The precise location is: Superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.
Or come in for some preventative or prescriptive acupuncture, during this upcoming cold and flu season.
Acupuncturist, herbalist, Maya abdominal practitioner, and reflexologist Christina Morris is the founder of Element Natural Healing Arts. Writing about health and wellness gives her an outlet to express her care and concern for her beloved community. She believes everyone can achieve better health and happiness–emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.