Luxi TE19: Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications

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.

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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