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  1. 少商
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Shaoshang location
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Shaoshang(LU11, 上商) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Taiyin Lung Meridian of Hand. Shaoshang is the Jing-Well point of the Lungs.


Shao, immaturity; shang, one of the Five Sounds, pertaining to metal. Shao means less. The Lung pertains to metal in the Five Elements and to shang sound in the Five Sounds. This is the last point of the lung Meridian where Qi is less.


On the radial side of the thumb, about 0.1cun posterior to the nail.


  • (1) main point for resuscitation and the emergement cases of unconsciousness. In treating Excess syndrome, Hot syndrome and Bi syndrome, peck the point to bleeding with a three-edged needle.
  • (2) main point for sore throat, with functions to clean away fire to make the throat comfortable. Pecking may also be used to cause the point to bleeding.
  • (3) to treat numbness of the finger tips and abnormal consciousness such as terminal neuritis.


puncture superficially 0.1 cun or peck to bleeding.