LU 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

LU 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LU 7" , 列缺, is represented by "Lie Que" in pinyin and "Broken Sequence" in english and may be found:

1.5 cun above the wrist crease, superior to the styloid process of the radius (not on the LU 5 - LU 9 line in TCM). Japanese LU 7 is found proximal to the styloid process and it is on the LU 5 - LU 9 line.

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

  • Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing.
  • Internal Wind - bell's palsy, twitching, spasms, lockjaw.
  • As Master Point of the CV, paired with KD 6 of the Yin Qiao Mai - treats genitourinary and gynecological issues also Yin deficient sore throat.
  • Command Point of the Head and Posterior Neck - useful for any conditions involving these areas.
  • Pain of the thumb - Luo Connecting Point spreads over the thenar eminence.

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

Explore lu 7 functional groupings theory - Command Point, Entry Exit Point, Extraordinary Master-Coupled and/or YuanLuo, or read all point categories and related theory.

A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LU7, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Kidney Yin Deficiency and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Heat

LU 7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Bells Palsy, Common Cold, Hand - Fingers Pain, Neck Pain and/or Sore Throat

While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 4 (Sudden loss of voice. Restless Zang Disorder (fl…), LI 6 (Luo Connecting Point, influences the descending a…) and PC 6 (Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart sympto…) are nearby.

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