Lou: aperture Gu: Valley
Lougu is located in the depression posterior to the tibia like in a valley.
Chinese Name: 漏谷
English Name/Meaning: Dripping Valley
Pinyin: loù gǔ
Han Geul 한글: nu gok 루곡
Romaji: rō koku?
Vietnamese: Lậu cốc
6 cun from the tip of the medial malleolus, on the line connecting the tip of the medial malleolus and Yinlingquan (SP9), posterior to the medial border of the tibia.
Functions and indications of lougu:
- Tonifies spleen and stomach so is beneficial for various digestive disorders like abdominal distension, borborgymus.
- Promote urination and resolves dampness.
- Reproductive disorders in both excess and deficiency type , male/female.
- Local disorders: leg pain, numbness and paralysis of knee and leg.
Perpendicular or oblique proximal insertion, 1 to 1.5 cun.
For digestive disorders use SP6 and SP9.
According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to moxibustion.