Application #33: LU-5 Copy

Lesson
Materials

LU-5

Point Name: 尺澤 (chǐ zé) “Cubit Marsh”

Meridian: Lung

Element: Metal

Polarity: Yin

Peak Time: 3AM to 5AM

Location
On the cubital crease or the transverse crease of the elbow, on the radial side of or just lateral to the tendon of muscle biceps brachii. This point is located with the elbow slightly flexed at the elbow.

Local Anatomy: Chi means “ruler or ulna.” Ze means “marsh.” This point is in the depression of the elbow fossa at the ulna aspect. The Qi of the channel is infused here, like water flowing into a marsh. On the cubital crease, on the radial side of the tendon of the biceps brachii. The point is located with the elbow slightly flexed. Located in the origin of the brachioradialis muscle.

Vasculature: The branches of the radial recurrent artery and vein, the cephalic vein.

Innervation: The lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve and the radial nerve. The point is lateral to the tendon of the biceps muscle at the elbow and at the origin of the brachioradialis muscle. Area is supplied by branches of the radial recurrent artery and vein, and the cephalic vein. Supplied by the lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm, and directly below is the main trunk of the radial nerve.

Martial Arts Usage
  • 108 Vital Point
  • Attack Nervous System
  • Disrupt Energy
  • Fight Ender
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Knockouts
  • Sealing the Breath
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Classes
  • Sea Point
  • Sedation Point
  • Trigger Point of the Supinators muscle
  • Uniting-He Point of the LU
  • Water Point
Attack Method: Perpendicularly 0.5 – 1.0 inch. Straight insertion 0.5 – 1 inch. Angle is 90°.

Description
This point can damage the entire energetic system. It can cause knock out. Strikes can cause the whole upper body to be put out of balance both physically and energetically. A strong strike can also cause brain damage.

Because this point is a He point, it may drain Qi from the lungs.