Learn to fix it properly
Let's face it, some Kyusho folks (and it is in all Martial Arts - under the banner of "Traditional"), are stuck back in the old ways without advancement... (it is the 1980's for Kyusho especially), with no progression or desire to progress on their methods. Now we need to fully understand the old ways as that is the vital foundation, but to just mimic without growth is counter-productive.
The old masters understood a basic foundation and then with continual research, produced new skill sets later turned into styles by their followers.
A problem today in Kyusho is that some "instructors" saw something once and think they have it all that's all they need... instead of continually researching the vital aspects of that and all methods or understanding. As an example most work the "Lung Revival" on the acupuncture point LI-10 pictured here...they learned it in the 1980's and that's all they got or know. They do not really know what it does or even the best way to use it... instead they say strike it, it is the LI meridian which tonifies the metal elements of the Lungs, (what utter nonsense)!
Let us guide you here
In this video I still use a Pressure Point Name, but bear in mind this is only to help bridge the gap for those that only know this paradigm.
Basic Lung Method
The actual anatomical structure in the arm for the basic lung restoration is the radial nerve. We use it for hiccups, or a stitch in the side caused by over exertion. Many people claim it is LI-10, but using a single location for pressure or striking, is insufficient and or superficial. By instead using a longer expanse of the radial nerve (actual structure), you are causing a greater sensory and motor transference. This is done by stretching and massaging a 3 or four inch section of the nerve.
When you look at this drawing you see a "Pressure Point" sized red circle... but look closer, the nerve runs all the way down the forearm... with the best access in this area but again, 3 to 4 inches long that should be used in total, not just one point on it.
Intermediate Lung Method
The nerves that will increase the contraction or release of the diaphragm to fill the lungs with air and restart normal breathing functions, is located one rib under the nipple as well as one inch lateral to it. This is on the lateral cutaneous nerve on the Thoratic (T5) Nerve. Labeled erroneously as SP-17, again this is a nerve branch that has again a 3 inch expanse we can use, you do not need to be "Pin Point" accurate.
On the diagram to the right you see where the SP-17 Pressure Point would be... the problem is you need to use more of the nerve structure for better results, one that will and has many times started the breathing again. The Black oval shape depicts the actual underlying nerve structure and the area of contact.
If you strike only one side the diaphragm will expand and push air out of the lungs. This is not what is needed if the individual is not breathing. This is because when a body is struck there is a reflexive action to expand the diaphragm and expel excess air in the lungs. So by striking only one side, you may be doing more harm than good.
You must observe and incorporate all the details for complete safety in practice.
Advanced Lung Method
This is actually on the back and we see many novices slapping without really understanding where that restoration came from, why it was developed and what it actually does. They instead adopt the monkey see, monkey do attitude and one of the many ways to tell if someone got their training from videos or even just watching YouTube.
The real targets are the anterior lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal T10 nerve, struck with a deeper penetrating action such as from the heel of the palm (Iron Sword Hand of the Bubishi). This thump also shocks the diaphragm internally as the connective musculation is stimulated.
For more on this restorative measure go to this link:
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