LI 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

LI 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LI 7" , 溫溜, is represented by "Wen Liu" in pinyin and "Warm Dwelling" in english and may be found:

5 cun above the crease of the wrist (LI 5).


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Xi Cleft Point useful for pain due to stagnation along the meridian in the shoulders, elbows and wrist.
  • Classically noted with LI 5 for "seeing ghosts," may be useful in manic conditions.  


Li 7 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore li 7 functional grouping theory - Xi Cleft, or read all point categories and related theory.

LI 7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Manic Depression, Shoulder Pain, Tendinitis and/or Wrist Pain

While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 6 (Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usua…), PC 4 (Acute palpitations, angina. Acute heat in the Bl…), SI 7 (Local point for pain and/or strength/control issu…) and TH 8 (Sudden deafness, acute or chronic loss of voice, …) are nearby.

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