Extra points of Leg

Lanweixue EX-LE7 : Location, Functions, Indication, Method



English Name/Meaning: Appendix Point
Chinese Name: 阑尾穴
Chinese Pinyin: Lan-wei-xue


On the superior anterior aspect of the lower leg, 5 cun below ST 35(Dubi), one finger-breadth from the anterior crest of the tibia.

Functions and Indications of lanweixue:

  • Moves qi and blood flow in the large intestine clears heat and heat toxins from the large intestine. So, is beneficial for disorders of appendix acute and chronic appendicitis, dyspepsia.
  • Local disorders: paralysis of the lower extremities, pain in the lower leg.

Method :

Perpendicular insertion 1.5-2.0 cun.

Remarks :

Use the point on right leg.
Good point for the diagnosis of appendicitis.


Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.