Theory

LU 7 - Acupuncture Point - Lie Que


LU 7 Names

  • English Name: Broken Sequence
  • Pinyin Name: Lie Que
  • Chinese Character: 列缺

Location

  • 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.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LU 7 Clinical Uses

  • 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 Point Associations


LU 7 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



LU 7 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

PC 6

  • PC 6  Inner Pass
    • Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart symptoms from Qi stagnation.
    • Opens and relaxes the chest, chest tightness, asthma, angina, palpitations.
    • Insomnia a/or other spirit disorders of an excess or deficient nature, mania, nervousness, stress, poor memory.
    • Nausea, seasickness, motion sickness, vomiting, epigastric pain.
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

LI 6




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