XiGuan acupoint (LR 7)belongs to the liver meridian of Foot-Jueyin, which can relieve knee pain, athlete’s foot, paralysis of lower limbs etc.;
Location of XiGuan acupoint
1 cun posterior to Yinlingquan acupoint(SP 9), posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia in the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle.
What is the meaning of XiGuan acupoint?
XiGuan:Xi refers to the knee. Guan,refers to the knee joint. The name of XiGuan acupoint means that the overweight ascending dampness-Qi of the liver meridian sinks here. The substance of this acupoint is the dampness-Qi from the Zhongdu acupoint. After reaching the acupoint, the overweight dampness-Qi is unable to ascend then sink down,and only a small part of the dampness-Qi continues to rise to Ququan acupoint after absorbing heat, like a gateway for blocking the overweight dampness-Qi to ascend.
What is XiGuan acupoint used for?
Lower extremities and other diseases: such as: lower extremity pain, waist and leg inconvenience,rheumatic knee arthritis, gout, etc.
Xiguan acupoint Therapy
Press and rub the acupoints in a clockwise direction with your fingers for 5-10 minutes each time, once a day,helpful for dispelling cold, dehumidifying, and easing the knee pain.
Straight puncture 0.5-1 cun
Moxa moxibustion for 3-5 unit; or moxa moxibustion for 5-10 minutes.
Compatibility of XiGuan Acupoint
Combined with Zusanli, Xuehai, Yinshi, Yanglingquan, Biguan, Futu, and Fenglong points,used for lower limb insufficiency caused by stroke, poliomyelitis, etc.;
Combined with Weizhong and Zusanli point,used for swelling and pain in both knees.
Combined with Liangqiu, Xuehai and Xiyan point, which can relieve swelling and pain, used for patella swelling and pain.
Combined with Yanglingquan,Xiyan, Weizhong, Heding, used for knee arthritis.