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Acute wheezing and shortness of breath with difficulty to breathe out. Also there is often coughing and excessive mucus production within the chest. Symptoms may occur very rapidly and be initiated by such things as cold air, exercise, allergy, viruses, etc. Medical advice should always be obtained if unfamiliar with the illness.

 Disperse  To relieve an acute attack.
 CV22
In the centre of the hollow in the lower part of the neck over the larynx and above the breast bone.
 CV17
 On the centre line sternum (chest bone) in the hollow on a line between the nipples.
 L6
 On the inside of the forearm five thumb widths from the crease at the elbow and seven thumb widths from the wrist crease on the thumb side edge of the bone (radius).
 Tonify  For treatment between attacks concentrate initially on *
 *CV17
 On the centre line sternum (chest bone) in the hollow on a line between the nipples.

 *L7

*Pingchuan

 One and a half thumb widths up the forearm from the wrist crease on the thumb side of the arm on the edge of the bone (side of arm).

Half a thumb width to the side of GV14.

 UB13
 One and a half thumb widths from the centre line of the backbone between the 3rd and 4th thoracic vertebrae.
 L14
 Situated on the top of the hand in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger, around the highest point of the raised area occurring when the thumb and forefinger are brought together.
 CV22
 In the centre of the hollow in the lower part of the neck over the larynx and above the breast bone.
 ST36
 Three thumb widths below the kneecap and on the outer side of the leg one thumb width from the outstanding angle of the leg bone.

For excessive phlegm try:

 ST40
 Midway between the ankle bone and the knee joint on the outside of the leg, three finger widths from the noticeable edge of the leg bone (fibula).

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