Point Localization: 1.5 cun above wrist crease.

TCM Actions: Circulates the Wei Qi (Defensive Qi) and releases the exterior. Promotes descent and dispersion of Lung-Qi. Expels exterior wind. Opens the water way. Benefits the Bladder. Opens the nose. Resolves Phlegm.

Indications: Releases the exterior invasions Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat. Cough. Difficulty breathing, wheezing. Sneezing. Aversion to Cold. Fever. Colds and flu. Headache. Loss sense of smell. Coryza. Nasal secretion. Retention of lochia and dead fetus. Postpartum aphasia. Pain in the penis and vagina. Nocturnal emission. Blood in the urine. Painful urination. Urinary difficulty. Headache. Stiffness and pain in the neck. Facial paralysis. Toothache. Poor memory. Palpitations. Uncontrolled laughter. Frequent yawning. Nasal polyps. Concern. Distress. Sadness. Repression of feelings.

Target area: Bladder. Head. Neck.

Point Name and Meaning: Lieque – Broken sequence

Acupuncture Meridian: Lungs

Categories: Luo (connecting). Master point of the Conception Vessel (Ren Mai). Coupled point of the Yin Heel Vessel (Yin Qiao Mai).

Unitary Channel: Tai Yin (Greater Yin) [LU+SP]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.