Xiguan LR7 : Nomenclature, Location, Functions, Indications



Xi: knee Guan: joint
Xiguan is in the vicinity of the knee joint.

Point: LR-7
Chinese Name: 膝關
Pinyin: xī guān
English Name/Meaning: Knee Joint
Han Geul 한글: seul gwan 슬관
Romaji: shitsu kan
Vietnamese: Tất quan


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

Functions and indications of xiguan:

Benefits the knee so is beneficial for various knee problems: knee pain, swelling of knee joint, Arthritis of Knee.


Perpendicular insertion 1 to 2 cun.

Read about other points of Liver Meridian:

LR1-Dadun-大敦   LR2-Xingjian-行间    LR3-Taichong-太冲    LR4-Zhongfeng-中封    LR5-Ligou-蠡沟    LR6-Zhongdu-中都     LR8-Ququan-曲泉    LR9-Yinbao- 阴包   LR10-Zuwuli-足五里    LR11-Yinlian-阴廉    LR12-Jimai-急脉    LR13-Zhangmen-章门    LR14-Qimen-期门

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

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.