This is an excellent acupuncture point for asthma, wrist pain, ankle pain, and foot pain
In western convention this point is known as LU 9 because it’s the ninth point on the “lung” channel. In Chinese the characters are太淵which is Romanized as Tài Yuān and pronounced as “Tie Ywahn”. The name means “Supreme Abyss ” or “Greatest Abyss.” The point is found on the wrist with the palm facing you, on the wrist crease on the thumb side of the hand near where one would feel the pulse. For a clearer view, look at the diagram in the post or look in the video.
The point, in its classical indications supplements the Lung and transforms phlegm, promotes the descending function of the Lung, regulates and harmonizes the blood vessels, and activates the Lung channel and relieves pain. Which means that it treats cough, shortness of breath, asthma, stomach problems and pain on the thumb side of the arm.
LU 9 Acupuncture Point for Asthma and Other Ancient Uses
- Shortness of Breath
- Stomach Problems
- Manic Raving
- Tooth Ache
LU 9 Acupuncture Point for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Modern Uses
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Sprained Ankle
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hand Pain
Esoteric Uses of Supreme Abyss Point
Supreme Abyss goes down to the depths, so to speak. Many have been told from the beginning that they’re no good, they’re failures, they’ve been a disappointment, that they’re losers. Many times the negativity overwhelms them and they feel like they’re trapped in a rut or a deep dark pit. They can’t find a way out and can’t even see because they are surrounded by such darkness. This point pulls them out of the pit of despair.
Click on the video below, it explains the point in a slightly different way, showcasing the uses of this acupuncture point for asthma and carpal tunnel.
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