LI 7 - Acupuncture Point - Wen Liu

  • English Name:  Warm Dwelling
  • Pinyin Name:  Wen Liu
  • Chinese Character:  溫溜
  • 5 cun above the crease of the wrist (LI 5).
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  • 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.  

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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

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PC 4
Xi Cleft Gate
  • Acute palpitations, angina.
  • Acute heat in the Blood, coughing or vomiting of Blood, bleeding hemorrhoids.
  • Spirit disorders typically due to Blood stasis, yin spirit problems, depression, fear of people, grief.


TH 8
Three Yang Connection
  • Sudden deafness, acute or chronic loss of voice, apahsia, combine with HT 5 & CV 23.
SI 7
Branch to the Correct
  • Local point for pain and/or strength/control issues in the elbow, arm, and fingers.  May be helpful for weakness of all the limbs as well.
  • Stiff neck, headaches, vision issues - blurry, obstructed.
  • Useful with onset of exterior wind-heat conditions such as colds/flus that start with neck and/or back pain.
  • Calms the spirit - manic behavior, anxiety, panic attacks, fear.  

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