Channel Ditch (Jīng Qú) for Wrist Pain

LU_8-_Jing_QuThis is an excellent point for asthma, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle pain, and foot 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

  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • 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

Acupuncture Point for Wrist and Ankle Pain

2 thoughts on “Acupuncture Point for Wrist and Ankle Pain

  • April 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Dr. Eric-
    Although my practice focus has never been acupuncture, I’ve continually been fascinated by it for years, particularly after an ankle injury that I had.
    Surprisingly, through a series of specific points my practitioner addressed, I found rapid relief for my pain (something I never would have previously thought of acupuncture as a treatment option for).
    Since that time, I’ve witnessed many of my patients who have found relief for their joint conditions as well through acupuncture.
    Although I still am not trained in the field as you are, I have immense respect for it based the clinical evidence my patients who have tried it have reported.
    Thanks for sharing your information.

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Dr. Mike,

      Thanks for the reply. I am glad that you obtained relief. I welcome your thoughts on future blog posts.

      Dr. Waltemate


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