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Liver 07 (LIV 7)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiguan, Knee Gate (Knee Joint)

Location
Posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, in the upper portion of the medial head of the muscle gastrocnemius, 1 cun posterior to Yinlingquan (SP 9).

Indications
Pain of the knee, especially if pain is on the inner knee.

Traditional Action
Frees channels and connecting vessels, disinhibits joints, dispels wind, relieves pain.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.