· Cough




Cough more in the daytime than at night, severe acute cough with loud noise and in short bursts or accompanied by itching throat, and acute cough with muffled sound are mainly caused by the invasion of wind-cold, wind-heat and wind-dryness.

Cough with long-lasting sound is mainly caused by yin deficiency or qi deficiency. Cough with horse breadth is mainly caused by wind-heat/phlegm-heat damaging the fluid. Severe cough in the morning with horse breadth, relieving after expectoration of phlegm is often caused by phlegm-dampness or dry-heat.

Cough getting severe in the afternoon and at dusk or having single coughs at night with low sound and in short bursts is caused by lung dryness and yin deficiency.
Severe and long-lasting cough at night with low sound and asthmatic breathing is a deficiency cold pattern due to long-term coughing.

Cough with low sound and qi deficiency is a deficiency pattern; Cough with sonorous sound is an excess pattern; Cough getting severe after the intake of sweet, greasy, uncooked and cold food pertains to phlegm-damp pattern; Cough getting severe because of stagnated anger is due to stagnated qi turning into fire; Cough getting severe because of exertion and fright is often caused by phlegm-dampness or deficiency cold.

Acupoint selection:
BL-43 (Gaohuang), BL-12 (Fengmen), BL-13 (Feishu), Ren-22 (Tiantu); For coughing with phlegm, add ST-36 (Zusanli) and LIV-14 (Qimen),For deficiency coughing, add Ren-6 (Qihai) and Ren-4 (Guanyuan).




Course of treatment: 15 to 20 min per acupoint, once a day, 10 times for a course of treatment.


Take a light diet. Do not eat fried food, seafood, spicy food. Drink more warm water to help metabolism and moisten the respiratory tract.



BL-43 (Gaohuang):
3 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4)


BL-12 (Fengmen):
1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 2nd thoracic vertebra (T2)

風門穴: 人体の背部、第2胸椎棘突起下の外方1寸5分に位置する。

BL-13 (Feishu):
1.5 cun lateral to the posterior midline, on the level of the lower border of the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra (T3)

肺兪穴: 第3胸椎棘突起下の外方の指2本の所に位置する。

Ren-22 (Tiantu): in the anterior midline of the neck region and in the center of the suprasternal fossa

天突穴: 頚部の前正中線上の鎖骨上窩の中央にある。

ST-36 (Zusanli):
3 cun distal to ST-35 (Dubi, lateral eye of the knee) and 1 finger-breadth lateral to the anterior crest of the tibia, on the line of ST-35 (Dubi) and ST-41 (Jiexi).

足三里: 小腿の外側、犢鼻の下方3寸、犢鼻と解渓の直結線上にある。

LIV-14 (Qimen):
In the 6th intercostal space, 4 cun lateral to the midline.

期門穴: 乳首の直下、第6肋骨下の隙間、前正中線下の外方4寸に位置する。

Ren-6 (Qihai):
on the anterior midline, 1.5 cun inferior to the umbilicus.


Ren-4 (Guanyuan):
On the anterior midline, 3 cun inferior to the umbilicus.

関元穴: ヘソ下3寸に位置する。

※If moxibustion box shall be used to treat diseases, please follow doctors’ prescription.