In western convention this point is known as LU 10 because it’s the tenth point on the “lung” channel. In Chinese the characters are魚際which is Romanized as Yú Jì and pronounced as “Yoo Jee”. The name means “Fish Border.” The point is found on the palm with the palm facing you, on the pad between the muscle and the bone slightly back closer to the palm from where the thumb connects to the hand. For a clearer view, look at the diagram in the post or look in the video.
The point, in its classical indications benefits the throat, clears Lung heat, descends rebellious Qi, and harmonizes the Stomach and Heart.
Ancient Doctors Fish Border Point to Treat These Complaints
- Sore Throat
- Dry Throat
- Cough with absence of sweating
- Shortness of breath with chest pressure
- Sadness, fear, anger, mania, and/or fright
- Abdominal pain
Modern Uses for Fish Border Point
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Wrist Pain
- Gastric ulcer
- Acid reflux
- Ankle Pain
- Sprained Ankle
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hand Pain
Esoteric Uses of Fish Border Point
This point helps people who are stubborn, brittle, entrenched in their old ways. As the fire point on a metal channel, it warms and brings emotional warmth and love back to the person. It helps the person to be less rigid, cold, and sharp.
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