0.3–1 cun obliquely in a superior direction towards the vertex.
Lianquan REN-13 is often applied to treat aphasia or or tongue stiffness following Wind-stroke.
Due to its special location at the root of the tongue, it has impact on Body Fluids production in the mouth. Thus it can treat throat and mouth dryness and ulcers.
It is also able to subdue Rebellious Lung Qi so as to relieve coughing, wheezing, short of breath and vomiting of foamy saliva.