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