Acupuncture Points Notebook

Location Guides:

: Lanweixue : Appendix Point

Ex-LE-7 : Extra Lower Extremity 7


Location:
Approximately 2 cun distal to Zusanli St-36 on the right leg

Needling:
Perpendicular insertion 1 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Activates qi and clears heat and fire poison from the large intestine
Treats appendicitis

TCM Indications:
  • Acute and chronic appendicitis, paralysis of the lower limb, drop foot, indigestion.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Lateral cutaneous nerve of the calf (L5 - S2)
    Dermatome Segment: L5

    Notes:
    Famous for becoming tender when the appendix is inflamed, in which case it can be needled (Deadman et al, 2001).


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