Liver 07 (LIV 7)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Xiguan, Knee Gate (Knee Joint)
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).
Pain of the knee, especially if pain is on the inner knee.
Frees channels and connecting vessels, disinhibits joints, dispels wind, relieves pain.
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