Luoque BL-8 Acupuncture Point

Luoque BL-8

Chinese: 络却

Pinyin: Luò Què

Location

1.5 cun lateral to the anterior midline and 5.5 cun superior to the anterior hairline.

Or 0.5 cun posterior to Baihui Du-20 at the vertex. 

How to locate

First identify Baihui DU-20 at the vertex, which is at the junction of the anterior midline and a line connecting the ear apices. 

Baihui DU-20 is 5 cun superior to the anterior hairline, while Luoque BL-8 is 0.5 cun anterior to DU-20 and 1.5 cun lateral to the midline.

Main actions

  1. Pacifies Interior Wind and benefits the sense Organs
  2. Transforms Phlegm and clams the Mind

Needling

Transversely 0.5–1 cun.

Commentary for Luoque BL-8

Luoque BL-8 is not a major point of the Bladder Channel

Its main action is to pacifies Interior Wind and calms the Mind