Lung 7 (列缺) - The Lung Meridian （Part 1）
This point has many uses but to be used in conjunction with other points. It can be used for coughing, asthma, sore throat, inability to move due to stroke, wry mouth, numbness in the face, trigeminal neuralgia, toothache, stiff neck, blood in urine, painful urination, semen leakage, rash, quit smoking.
This point can be used for smoker who wish to quit. This point can be massage repeatedly throughout the day and it reduces the urge to smoke. For some, massaging this point cause the smoker to feel nauseated when he/she starts to smoke.
Case Study 1
32 female, 12 married, 20 singles, experienced painful menstruation. 1/2 inch needle, gauge 30, insert the needle with a depth about 5mm for 30 minutes. Needle stimulation every 5 min. After acupuncture, moxibustion along Lung 7 for 10 minutes. Repeat this daily during the menstruation cycle (5 to 7 days). Repeat this over 3 menstruation cycles. 22 cases complete recovery, 8 cases improvement and 2 cases has no improvement.
Case Study 2
30 females, ages range from 22 to 32, suffered from chronic urinary retention after childbirth. After acupuncture, all recovered. The shortest recovery time is 12 hours and the longest is 4 days.
1.5 inch needle gauge 30, needle obliquely towards the elbow, with needle depth of about 0.5 to 1 inch. Stimulate the needle every 10 minutes, remove the needles after 30 minutes.