“Xi Cleft” points are special act points used by acupuncturist for acute pain in the local area of an injury or ache.  If you have pain in an area of the body that comes and goes, or is sharp and nagging, theses areas might be a good area to do self massage, apply topical analgesics, […]

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JadeTCM acu point patches can be placed on any lung meridian point to promote stimulation of the point.

Qi Gong Secrets:

For thousands of years the breath has been the key component in meditation and development of higher level spiritual development amongst Gnostic Christians, Taoist and Buddhist as well as Hindu and Aboriginals (didjereedoo).

By taking care of the lungs, and practicing deep slow breathing, many masters over many centuries have reached very deep levels of personal development.

Training Tip:

Place a patch on Kongzui Lung 6, the Xi Cleft point of the Lung to enhance physical endurance and metabolic efficiency.

Before placing the patch, tap the point 10-15 times on both arms hard enough that the skin appears slightly pink.  This will open the circulation in the meridian and immediately improve energy levels without the need for stimulants like caffeine.

In the Shaolin and Wudang systems of martial arts, many masters are able to demonstrate great abilities of strength including breaking stones and bricks with their bare hands, and being nearly impenetrable to weapons.

The secret to this remarkable skill is based in the knowledge of strengthening the lung’s Qi known as “Wae Qi” and thus the the practice of “Wae Gong” is a part of Qi Gong.

When Wae Gong is strong, this also means that the individual is less susceptible to pathogenic invasion that may cause illness.

The Tai Yin Meridian aka Lung Meridian starts in the middle burner of the San Jiao at Ren 12 and descends to connect with the large intestine at Ren 9 where is has an influential relationship to the kidneys.

It then ascends upwards and crosses the upper aspect of the stomach at Ren 13 and passes through the diaphragm and enters the lungs at Ren 17.

The Tai Yin ascends to the throat, turns laterally and inferiorly across the clavicle and emerges at Lung 1 then ascends to Lung 2.

Tai Yin then descends across the anterior aspect of the upper arm to the transverse cubital crease and through Lung 5.

It then continues across the anterior aspect of the forearm to the styloid process of the radius at Lung 7 and crosses the radial pulse at Lung 8 and through the transverse carpal crease at Lung 9.

Tai Yin then traverses the thenar eminence of the palm through Lung 10, parallel the radial side of the thumb, as it moves distally to the end of the thumb at Lung 11.

The Tai Yin meridian is used to treat cough, asthma, sneezing, stuffy nose, hemoptysis, congested and sore throat, sensation of fullness in the chest, pain in the supraclavicular fossa, shoulder, back and anterior border of the medial aspect of the arm.

The Points of The Lung Meridian

Lung 1 Zhong Fu Central Residence

Lung 2 Yunmen Cloud Gate 

Lung 3 Tianfu Heavenly Residence 

Lung 4 Xiabai Guarding White

Lung 5 Chize Cubit Marsh 

Lung 6 Kongzui Biggest Opening

Lung 7 Lieque Broken Sequence 

Lung 8 Jingqu Channel Canal 

Lung 9 Taiyuan Great Abyss

Lung 10 Yuji Fish Border 

Lung 11 Shaoshang Lesser Metal 


In the highest levels of Taoism the great masters traditionally train their lung qi and develop more advanced mind body spirit capabilities through development of Nae Gong using a bamboo flute known as the Daegum, while in Australia, the Aboriginals enter deep trance states through the circular breath work of the didgeridoo.

All of these practices improve breath and thus mind control and the ability to control one’s thoughts and energy to a great degree of clarity and thus wisdom.