LI-7 (Wen Liu)

li5-li11

Chinese Name:

Wenliu 温溜

English translation:

Warm Flow

Location:

With the elbow flexed, the point is on the dorsal radial side of the forearm, on the line connecting LI 5 and LI 11, 5 cun above the wrist crease.

Classification:

Xi-Cleft point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Borborygmus With Abdominal Pain • Facial Swelling • Headache • Mouth Pain • Shoulder And Arm Pain • Throat Pain • Tongue Pain • Toothache

Functions:

Clears Heat and detoxifies, expels Wind, benefits the throat.

Notes:

A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun

Special Notes:

For mouth and tongue inflammation; oral herpes; canker sores.