Names Of Lougu

SP 7 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Leaking Valley
  • Pinyin Name: Lougu
  • Chinese Character: 漏谷
Meridian Information

Where Is SP 7 ?

SP 7 Location

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

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What Is SP 7 Used For?

SP 7 Clinical Usages

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

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What Conditions May Use SP 7 ?

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".

What Points Are Near SP 7 ?

ST 39 Lower Great Hollow


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  • Disorders of the Small Intestine organ - abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentary.
  • SI channel problems - breast issues, mastitis, pain/swelling/numbness along channel.
  • Local point for lower leg issues - pain, numbness, motor control, atrophy.

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  • Strong spirit disorders - anger, cursing, mania.
  • Deficient yang, cold, in the abdomen - shan disorder, hernia, pain a/or retraction of the scrotum.
  • Useful in a detox prescription to assist the cleansing, especially with respect to emotional outbreaks

LV 5 Woodworm Canal

  • Genital Issues, especially damp-heat related infections/discharges.

LV 6 Central Metropolis

  • Acute hepatitis.
  • Pain along the channel, genital region or medial knee.  

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