LU 7 Acupuncture Point(Lieque) belongs to the lung meridian of hand-Taiyin, and is also a point at the intersection of the eight Channels (connected to the Ren Channel).Which is commonly used for cough, wheezing, headache, hematuria and other diseases.
Location of LU 7 Acupuncture Point
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 point(Chize) – LU 9 point(Taiyuan) line.
What is the meaning of Lieque
Lieque:Lie,cracked, broken,Que,refers to less. The name of “Lieque” means that the water-qi of lung meridians is broken and overflowed here. The substance of this point is the water-qi descends from LU 6 acupoint(Kongzui). Because it is located above the styloid process of radius, the descending water-qi is blocked by the protruding radius bone (boulder), so the water-qi overflows and breaks out here,Hence the name.
What is LU 7 Acupuncture Point used for
- As Master Point of the CV, paired with KI 6 of the Yin Qiao Mai – treats genitourinary and gynecological issues also Yin deficient sore throat.
- Pain of the thumb – Luo Connecting Point spreads over the thenar eminence.
- Internal Wind – bell’s palsy, twitching, spasms, lockjaw.
- Command Point of the Head and Posterior Neck – useful for any conditions involving these areas.
- Exterior Wind – body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing.
LU 7 Acupuncture Point therapy
Use thumb to press Lieque acupoints for 100 to 200 times to clear the lung heat and relieve cough.
If you have a migraine on the left side, press the Lieque point on your right hand, and if you have a migraine on the right side, press the left side. Pressing Lieque points to treat headache, insomnia, and neurasthenia.
Moxibustion at Lieque acupoint with moxa stick for 5-20 minutes, once a day,It can relieve the tenosynovitis of the radius styloid process.
Gua Sha therapy
Scrape Lieque acupoint from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes, It can relieve sore throat, neck pain, etc.
Exogenous cough: Lieque, Dazhui, Hegu, Waiguan, Yuji.
Dyspnea with rapid respiration: Lieque, Zusanli.
Cough,chest and diaphragm closure pain: Lieque, Feishu, Danzhong, Sanli.
Headache: Lieque, Zhongwan, Hegu, Shangxing, Taiyuan, Baihui, Touwei, Sizhukong, Fengchi, Taiyang.
Hemoptysis: Lieque, Taiyuan, Chize, Zusanli.
Pain in Reproductive system: Lieque,Xingjian.
Tooth pain: Lieque, Houxi, Renzhong, JiaChe, LvXi, Taiyuan, Hegu.
Postpartum stranguria: Lieque, Zhongfeng, Geshu, Ganshu, Shenshu, Qihai, Shimen.
frightened epilepsy: Lieque, Yangmingluo.
Malaria: Lieque, Houxi, Shaoze, Qiangu.
Chronic rhinitis: Lieque, Shangxing, Yingxiang, Quchi, Fengchi.