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Luxi TE19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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Luxi TE19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

Luxi TE19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications
September 25
14:58 2018
Luxi-TE19

Luxi-TE19

Nomenclature:

Lu: Skull Xi: tranquility
Luxi is on the skull and is used to calm the mind.

Point: TE19
Chinese Name: 颅息
Name: Luxi
English Name/Meaning: Skull’s Rest
Pinyin: lú xī
Han Geul 한글: no sik 노식
Romaji: ro soku(?)
Vietnamese: Lư tức

Location:

Posterior to the ear, in a small depression on the mastoid bone, 1/3 of the distance along a curved line drawn from SJ17 to SJ20 following the line of the rim of the ear.

Functions and Indications of Luxi:

  • Dispels heat, opens channels and calms spasm so is beneficial in tetanus, neck rigidity, infantile convulsion..
  • Benefits the ears so is beneficial for headache, tinnitus, deafness.

Method:

Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 cun.

Remarks:

This is painful point more powerful than SJ17.

Precautions:

  • Avoid posterior auricular artery.
  • According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to bleeding.

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