SP 7

Acupuncture Point Theory

SP 7 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "SP 7" , 漏谷, is represented by "Lougu" in pinyin and "Leaking Valley" in english and may be found:

6 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus on line connecting SP 9 and the tip of the medial malleolus on the posterior border of the tibia (3 cun above SP 6).


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

  • Local point.
  • Continued muscle atrophy in the presence of adequate nutrition.
  • Promotes urination - difficult urination.
  • Resolves dampness - lower body swelling, ankle, knee.

SP 7 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Edema, Muscle Weakness, Muscular Dystrophy and/or Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease)

While not necessarily valid clinically, KD 9 (Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania. …), LV 5 (Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infe…), LV 6 (Acute hepatitis. Pain along the channel, genital…), ST 38 (Empirical point for shoulder issues - pain, motor…), ST 39 (Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdomina…) and ST 40 (Empirical point to resolve phlegm in the body any…) are nearby.

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