Large Intestine Meridian

Wenliu LI7 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method



Point: LI-7
Chinese Name: 溫溜
Name : Wenliu
English: Warm Flow
Pinyin: wēn liū
Han Geul 한글 : ol lyu 온류
Romaji : on rū
Vietnamese: Ôn lưu


5 cun proximal to Yangxi LI 5 on the line connecting Yangxi LI 5 with Quchi LI 11.

Functions and indications of Wenliu:

  • Treats acute disorders so is beneficial for tooth ache and tooth problems, puffy face;also acute pain and swelling along arms.
  • Clears Heat and toxic Heat therefore benefits clove sores, carbuncle and furuncle, throat painful obstruction, and heat and swelling of the face. Also used to treat mumps.
  • Regulates the Stomach and Large Intestine so is beneficial for constipation, abdominal pain. Not good alone. Need local points or abdomen or points on legs.


Transverse oblique insertion, 0.5 to 1 cun.


Xi-cleft point.
Good for swollen tonsils.


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.