Luoque BL8: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

The collateral of the bladder meridian returns to the body surface from luoque after linking with the brain.
Luoque-BL8

Nomenclature:

Luo: linking Que: return
The collateral of the bladder meridian returns to the body surface from luo-que after linking with the brain.
Point: BL8
Chinese Name: 络却
English Name/Meaning: Declining Connection
Pinyin: luò què
Han Geul 한글: nak gak 락각
Romaji: rak kyaku?
Vietnamese: Lạc khước

Location:

5.5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Functions of luoque:

  • Brightens eyes.
  • Dispels wind and heat.
  • Calms Shen (Spirit).

Indications:

  • Dizziness, blurring of vision, tinnitus, mania.
  • Depression, mania, seizures, collpase, vomiting.

Method:

Transverse insertion 0.5 to 1 cun.

Precautions:

Do not use moxibustion.

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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