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Press this point for immunity and neck pain

Lung 7 is a key acupuncture point for treating cold and flu symptoms, including cough, sore throat, chills and fever, nasal congestion, headache, and stiff neck.

In acupuncture, many of these symptoms are caused by what’s known as a Wind invasion. Lung 7 works by helping to expel Wind from the body. Wind invades through the back of the neck, which is why Lung 7 is the go-to point for that stiff-neck feeling we associate with a cold coming on. It’s also why acupuncturists are always cautioning their patients to wear scarves.

Lung 7 is located on the thumb-side edge of your wrist. To find it, make a thumbs-up sign. When you do that, you’ll see a depression at the base of your thumb (referred to as the anatomical snuffbox). From that depression, Lung 7 is located approximately two finger widths up your arm. Slowly glide your finger up until you feel a slight depression between two tendons. That’s Lung 7.

Because of its easily accessible location, you can perform simple immune-boosting self-acupressure on Lung 7 whenever you want. Just press the point firmly or use a circular motion to massage the area.