LU7 (Lung 7) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Lie Que
English Name: Branching Cleft; Broken Sequence.

Location: Proximal to the styloid process of the radius, in a small hollow 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Nature:

Master/Key/Confluent Point of Renmai (often coupled with Zhaohai (KI6); when needled with Zhaohai (KI6): Tonifies Yin, soothes the throat & activates the Lungs descending function.

Functions:

Clears and regulates Renmai, special regional actions on nape of neck and head: "To nape & head Lieque is wed" from the Ming Dynasty song "Four Dominant Points Song", opens up the Lungs, strengthens the dispersing function of the Lungs, disperses Wind, expels Wind-Cold, invigorates the Jing-Luo.

Primary Indications:

Cough.

Secondary Indications:

Sore throat, facial paralysis, headache.

Tertiary Indications:

Neck Stiffness, trismus, toothache, wrist weakness, hemiplegia, haematuria, asthma, acute oedema of the limbs, hot palms - heat in palm of hand, trigeminal neuralgia.

Other Indications:

Urticaria (wind rash), facial spasms, radial neuralgia, urinary frequency, pain in the elbow, malaria, chills in the back, lack of energy, cadaveric syncope with four limbs icy, epilepsy, laughing/raving/visions, insensitivity of the whole body due to bi syndrome or wind, phlegm obstructing the throat, vomiting of phlegm, spermatorrhoea, pain in the penis, swelling of the shoulders, rheumatism of the shoulders, sensation of heat with sweating on chest & back, sensation of cold in chest & back.

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

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(LU1, LU2, LU3, LU4, LU5, LU6, LU7, LU8, LU9, LU10, LU11)

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