LU_6-_Kong_ZuiThe Problem

She was a woman in her early 50s.  She worked for a bank.  But, every time she bent down to take out or put away a file in the cabinet she would get severe knee or low back pain or even both!  This slowed her down and made her job almost impossible to do.

What I Did

She came in and I used the point in the picture along with a few others to get rid of her knee pain and low back pain within a few visits.

Where the Point is and What it’s Called

In western convention this point is known as LU 6 because it’s the sixth point on the “lung” channel.  In Chinese the characters are 孔最which is Romanized as Kǒng Z and pronounced as “Kong Dzway”.  It is translated as “Maximum Opening.”  The point is found about halfway between the elbow and wrist on the outside of the forearm when the palm is facing you.  For a clearer view, look at the diagram in the post or look in the video.

Ancient Doctors Used Maximum Opening Point to Treat These Diseases

Coughing, wheezing, asthma, chest pain, swelling and pain in the throat, loss of voice, and swelling and pain of throat are the respiratory diseases treated by this point.  More severe symptoms include coughing up blood, spitting blood, or vomiting blood.  Musculoskeletal diseases that were treated by ancient doctors with this point are severe pain of the elbow and upper arm, weakness of the arm in which a person could not raise his arm above his head, weakness of the hand in which a person couldn’t open and close the hand or fingers, and rigid spasms.  Miscellaneous diseases that were treated with this point include hemorrhoids, hiccups, and fevers without sweating.

Modern Uses of Kǒng Z

Modern uses of Cubit Marsh include sciatica, buttock pain, lower back pain, pain in the shoulder or upper back, thigh pain, knee pain, elbow pain, weakness in the previously mentioned joints, edema, and it resolves respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, common cold, wheezing, shortness of breath and the like.

Esoteric and psychoemotional uses of Maximum Opening Point

Maximum Opening is indicated for when a person has depression and despair.  There is a sense of emptiness; a void in which something is lacking.  For when a person is in a pit with severe grief that is so deep that there is something that needs to be filled- an empty hollow.

So, What Happened to the Lady?

After a few weeks the lower back and knee pain was gone.  She now comes in once per month to make sure the pain doesn’t come back.  And so far it hasn’t.

This video explains Kǒng Z in a slightly different way and is very short.  Click on it and watch it.

Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A

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