LU 4 Acupuncture Point(Xiabai) belongs to the Lung Meridian of hand-Taiyin,which is commonly used for treating cough, wheezing, heartache, retching, and upper arm pain.
Location of LU 4 Acupuncture Point
1 cun below LU 3 on the radial side of the biceps brachii muscle, on the LU 3 acupoint to LU 5 acupoint line.
What is the meaning of Xiabai
Xiabai:Xia,refers to the functional of acupuncture points. Bai,white, the color of lungs, refers to the characteristics of Qi after changing of this point. The name “Xiabai” means that the Qi of the lung meridian is distinguished. The substance of this point is the rain-like cloud-qi from LU 3 point(Tianfu). Since the Qi is far away from the high temperature area of the chest and abdomen of the body, the change of water,cloud-qi at this point is a process of heat dissipation and condensation . Due to cooling and condensation, the Qi at the location of the acupuncture point fall from the heaven to the ground, also from the cortex to the muscle layer. The name of “Xiabai”means that the water,cloud-qi from the heaven drop into the ground,and dark cloud-qi will be become white water-qi.Hence the name.
What is LU 4 Acupuncture Point used for
Pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm.
May be used for cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, heart pain.
LU 4 Acupuncture Point therapy
Frequently rub and press Xiabai acupoint with middle fingertips for 1 to 3 minutes each time. It can replenish lung qi, and prevent the rapid heartbeat and fear caused by insufficient lung qi.
Combined with Ximen, Jianshi, Daling, Neiguan and PC 2 Point(Tianquan) to treat brachial plexus neuralgia.
Combined with Tianfu acupoint to treat vitiligo.
Combined with Chize and Tianfu points to treat sore throat.
Combined with Baihui, Fengfu, Quchi, Sanli, Yinlingquan and Sanyinjiao points to treat Urticaria.