on the lower leg, midway between the
tibiofemoral joint line (level with the popliteal
crease - back of the knee) and the lateral malleolus
(ankle bone) , two finger-breadths lateral to the
the anterior crest of the tibia (1 finger breadth
lateral to Tiaokou - Stomach 38).
perpendicular insertion 1.0 to 1.5 inch,
or obliquely along the channel.
Moxa is OK
Transforms phlegm and dampness
Benefits the chest
Clears phlegm from the Lung and alleviates cough and
Clears phlegm from the Heart and calms the spirit
Activates the channel and alleviates pain.
headache, dizziness, vertigo, cough,
asthma, excessive sputum, pain in the chest, constipation,
mania, epilepsy, muscular atrophy, motor impairment,
swelling or paralysis of the lower extremities.
Fenglong is the point of choice
for transforming phlegm anywhere in the body, no matter
how it is formed.
Phlegm is formed in the body, either
i) heat condensing bodily fluids,
ii) stagnant liver Qi impairing the circulation
iii) deficiency of any of the organs responsible for
water flow in the body; Lungs (Upper Jiao)
,Spleen (middle Jiao) , or Kidneys (Lower
Of these, the Spleen is probably the
most important. It is said that phlegm originates
in the Spleen and is stored in the Lungs. It is the
Spleen's job to transform food and water into Qi
and transport it to the rest of the body. When the
Spleen's function is impaired or deficient, Qi
does not move and hence fluids do not move. They accumulate
and eventually phlegm is formed.
Of all disharmonies in TCM, phlegm is
generally considered the most difficult to treat and
is manifest in a wide variety of forms in all parts
of the body. In modern terms, phlegm appears in different
forms, as nodules, cysts, lumps etc., that can become
Fenglong is the Luo-Connecting
point of the Stomach channel that connects it to the
Spleen channel and the Spleen, which helps to explain
its effectiveness in treating phlegm and other Spleen
Fenglong is an essential point
for cough with phlegm either due to cold (phlegm is
white or clear) or due to heat (phlegm is yellow,
brown or green). When phlegm obstructs the passageways,
the Lung is unable to descend Qi properly
and it rebels upward manifest by coughing.
As the primary channel of the Stomach
runs through the chest Fenglong is considered
an important point for chest pain due to phlegm accumulation
but it is also well used for muscle strain or sprain.
When severe emotional depression gives
rise to a pattern known as phlegm or phlegm-fire 'misting
the heart', Fenglong is indicated. According
to chinese theory, the Heart Houses the Spirit. Disharmonies
of the Heart are indicated by psycho-emotional disorders.
When fire predominates there are symptoms such as
mad laughter and wild behaviour. When phlegm predominates
the symptoms are lethargy, mental confusion or stupor.
Either way, Fenglong is the point of choice
for resolving phlegm or phlegm-fire in the Heart.