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Lung 7

Chinese Name: Lieque (English translation: Broken Sequence)

Location: On the radial margin of the forearm, superior to the styloid process of the radius, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist.

Classification: Luo-Connecting point of the Lung Meridian
Master Point of Ren Meridian (couple with KID 6)
Command point of head and neck

Indications:

  • Head and neck problems: migraines (central and one-sided), headaches caused by exogenic pathogens, neck rigidity, facial paralysis, toothache, sore throat, cough, asthma, nasal problems.
  • Urogenital system problems: pain in the penis, hematuria, spermatorrhea.
  • Abdominal distention
  • Weakness of the thumb and index finger.
  • Master point - pair with KID 6: genitourinary and gynecological problems

Functions: Releases the exterior, expels exterior Wind, helps descend Lung Qi, benefits the head and neck area, benefits the bladder.

Notes: LU 7 is a main point for releasing the exterior of Wind-Cold and Wind-Heat. The respective Yin and Yang meridians are internally-externally related by Luo-Connecting points. Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling: Insert obliquely upwards .3 - .5 cun.

 

 


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