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Large Intestine 07 (LI 7)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Wenliu, Warm Flow (Warm Dwelling)

Location
When the elbows is flexed and the radial side of the arm upward, the point is on the line joining Yangxi (LI 5) and Quchi (LI 11), 5 cun above Yangzi (LI 5).

Indications
Headache, swelling of the face, sore throat, borborygmus, abdominal pain, aching of the shoulder and arm.

Traditional Action
Clears heat, stops pain, expels wind, benefits the throat.

Contraindications

Large Intestine Meridian

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points:

LI 1, LI 2, LI 3, LI 4, LI 5, LI 6, LI 7, LI 8, LI 9, LI 10, LI 11, LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, LI 15, LI 16, LI 17, LI 18, LI 19, LI 20

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.