Lu: Skull Xi: tranquility
Luxi is on the skull and is used to calm the mind.
Chinese Name: 颅息
English Name/Meaning: Skull’s Rest
Pinyin: lú xī
Han Geul 한글: no sik 노식
Romaji: ro soku(?)
Vietnamese: Lư tức
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.
Puncture subcutaneously 0.3-0.5 cun.
This is painful point more powerful than SJ17.
- Avoid posterior auricular artery.
- According to several classical texts, this point is contraindicated to bleeding.