Channel Ditch (Jīng Qú) for Wrist Pain
In western convention this point is known as LU 8 because it’s the seventh point on the “lung” channel. In Chinese the characters are 經渠 which is Romanized as Jīng Qú and pronounced as “Jeeng Choo”. The name means “Channel Ditch” or “Channel Gutter.” The point is found on the wrist with the palm facing you, about an inch from the wrist crease on the thumb side of the hand. For a clearer view, look at the diagram in the post or look in the video.
The point, which is translated as in its classical indications descends Lung Qi and regulates Qi and Blood in the chest. Which means that it treats cough, shortness of breath, asthma, heart pain, palpitations, chest pressure and pain on the inner aspect of the arm.
Ancient Doctors Channel Ditch Point to Treat These Complaints
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Sore Throat
Modern Uses for Channel Ditch Point
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Sprained Ankle
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hand Pain
Esoteric Uses of Channel Ditch Point
This point clears accumulated toxins. It helps clean out the gutters of rubbish and debris, so to speak. It distributes fresh energy to the body and mind. It helps cynical people. Channel Ditch helps detoxify on all levels.
The video below explains the point in a different way, click on it and get a different perspective.
A Manual of Acupuncture; Deadman et. al.
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion; Chen Xin Nong
An Outline of Chinese Acupuncture; The Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lecture notes, Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture