Xiguan LIV-7 Acupuncture Point

Xiguan LIV-7

Chinese: 膝关

Pinyin: Xī Guān

Location

Posterior and inferior to the medial condyle of the tibia, in the upper portion of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle, 1 cun posterior to Yinlingquan SP-9

How to locate

First locate Yinlingquan SP-9 in the depression in the angle formed by the medial condyle of the tibia and the posterior border of the tibia. Xiguan LIV-7 is located 1 cun posterior to it. 

Main actions

  1. Clears Wind-Damp
  2. Benefits the knee and relaxes the sinews

Needling

Vertically 1-2 cun. 

Commentary for Xiguan LIV-7

This point is often used to treat Painful Obstruction Syndrome on the knees and inner aspect of the knee, especially these caused by Wind or Dampness. It is very effective in treating arthritis.