Large Intestine Meridian Acupuncture Points

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Acupuncture Meridian - Large Intestine

LI 1: shang yang / Metal Yang
Function: Clears heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat, calms the mind, expels wind and scatters cold.
Indications: Toothache, sore throat, swelling of the submandibular region, numbness of fingers, febrile diseases with anhidrosis, xerostomia, loss of consciousness.

LI 2: er jian / Second Space
Function: Clears heat, dissipates pathogenic heat, disinhibits the throat.
Indications: Blurring vision, epistaxis (nosebleed), toothache, sore throat, febrile diseases.

LI 3: san jian / Third Space
Function: Dispels exterior wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat.
Indications: Toothache, ophthalmalgia, sore throat, redness and swelling of fingers and the dorsum of the hand.

LI 4: he gu / Union Valley
Function: Dispels exterior wind, releases the exterior, stimulates the dispersing function of the Lungs, stops pain, removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and consolidates the exterior, harmonizes ascending and descending functions.
Indications: Headache, pain in the neck of any part of the body, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, facial swelling, sore throat.

LI 5: yang xi / Yang Ravine
Function: Expels wind, releases the exterior, benefits the throat, stops pain.
Indications: Headache, redness, pain and swelling of the eye, toothache, sore throat, pain of the wrist.

LI 6: pian li / Veering Passage
Function: Opens the Lung water passage.
Indications: Redness of the eye, tinnitus, deafness, epistaxis, aching of the hand and arm, sore throat, edema.

LI 7: wen liu / Warm Flow
Function: Clears heat, stops pain, expels wind, benefits the throat.
Indications: Headache, swelling of the face, sore throat, borborygmus, abdominal pain, aching of the shoulder and arm.

LI 8: xia lian / Lower Ridge
Function: Dissipates wind and clears heat, frees the channels and relieves pain.
Indications: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, pain in the elbows and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs.

LI 9: shang lian / Upper Ridge
Function: Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessel, frees bowel Qi.
Indications: Aching of the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs, numbness of the hand and arm, borborygmus, abdominal pain.

LI 10: shou san li / Arm Three Miles
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi.
Indications: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, toothache, swelling of the cheek, motor impairment of the upper limbs, pain in the shoulder and back.

LI 11: qu chi / Pool at the Bend
Function: Expels exterior wind, clears heat, cools blood, resolves dampness, regulates nutritive Qi and blood, benefits the sinews and joints.
Indications: Sore throat, toothache, redness and pain of the eye, scrofula, urticarial, motor impairment of the upper extremities, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, febrile diseases.

LI 12: zhou liao / Elbow Bone-Hole
Function: Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.
Indications: Pain, numbness and contracture of the elbow and arm.

LI 13: shou wu li / Arm Five Miles
Function: Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.
Indications: Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scrofula.

LI 14: bi nao / Upper Arm
Function: Removes obstructions from the channel, brightens the eyes, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.
Indications: Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scrofula.

LI 15: jian yu / Shoulder Bone
Function: Benefits sinews, promotes circulation of Qi in the channels, stops pain, expels wind.
Indications: Pain in the shoulder and arm. Motor impairment of the upper extremities, rubella, scrofula.

LI 16: jug u / Great Bone
Function: Moves blood locally, removes obstructions from the channel, opens the chest, subdues ascending rebellious Qi, stimulates the descending of Lung Qi, benefits the joints.
Indications: Pain and motor impairment of the upper extremities, pain in the shoulder and back.

LI 17: tian ding / Celestial Tripod
Function: Disinhibits the throat and clears Lung Qi.
Indications: Sudden loss of voice, sore throat, scrofula, goiter.

LI 18: fu tu / Protuberance Assistant
Function: Benefits the throat, relieves cough, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.
Indications: Cough, asthma, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.

LI 19: he liao / Grain Bone-Hole
Function: Diffuses Lung Qi and clears Lung heat, clears the nose and rouses the spirit.
Indications: Nasal obstruction, epistaxis, deviation of the mouth.

LI 20: ying xian / Welcome Fragrance
Function: Dispels exterior wind.
Indications: Nasal obstruction, hyposmia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, deviation of the mouth, itching and swelling of the face.

Point

Chinese

English

Function

Indications

LI 1

shang yang

Metal Yang

Clears heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat, calms the mind, expels wind and scatters cold.

Toothache, sore throat, swelling of the submandibular region, numbness of fingers, febrile diseases with anhidrosis, xerostomia, loss of consciousness.

LI 2

er jian

Second Space

Clears heat, dissipates pathogenic heat, disinhibits the throat.

Blurring vision, epistaxis (nosebleed), toothache, sore throat, febrile diseases.

LI 3

san jian

Third Space

Dispels exterior wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat.

Toothache, ophthalmalgia, sore throat, redness and swelling of fingers and the dorsum of the hand.

LI 4

he gu

Union Valley

Dispels exterior wind, releases the exterior, stimulates the dispersing function of the Lungs, stops pain, removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi and consolidates the exterior, harmonizes ascending and descending functions.

Headache, pain in the neck of any part of the body, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, facial swelling, sore throat.

LI 5

yang xi

Yang Ravine

Expels wind, releases the exterior, benefits the throat, stops pain.

Headache, redness, pain and swelling of the eye, toothache, sore throat, pain of the wrist.

LI 6

pian li

Veering Passage

Opens the Lung water passage.

Redness of the eye, tinnitus, deafness, epistaxis, aching of the hand and arm, sore throat, edema.

LI 7

wen liu

Warm Flow

Clears heat, stops pain, expels wind, benefits the throat.

Headache, swelling of the face, sore throat, borborygmus, abdominal pain, aching of the shoulder and arm.

LI 8

xia lian

Lower Ridge

Dissipates wind and clears heat, frees the channels and relieves pain.

Abdominal pain, borborygmus, pain in the elbows and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs.

LI 9

shang lian

Upper Ridge

Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessel, frees bowel Qi.

Aching of the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs, numbness of the hand and arm, borborygmus, abdominal pain.

LI 10

shou san li

Arm Three Li

Removes obstructions from the channel, tonifies Qi.

Abdominal pain, diarrhea, toothache, swelling of the cheek, motor impairment of the upper limbs, pain in the shoulder and back.

LI 11

qu chi

Pool at the Bend

Expels exterior wind, clears heat, cools blood, resolves dampness, regulates Nutritive Qi and blood, benefits the sinews and joints.

Sore throat, toothache, redness and pain of the eye, scrofula, urticaria, motor impairment of the upper extremities, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, febrile diseases.

LI 12

zhou liao

Elbow Bone-Hole

Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Pain, numbness and contracture of the elbow and arm.

LI 13

(shou) wu li

(arm) Five Li

Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.

Contracture and pain of the elbow and arm, scrofula.

LI 14

bi nao

Upper Arm

Removes obstructions from the channel, brightens the eyes, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.

Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scrofula.

LI 15

jian yu

Shoulder Bone

Benefits sinews, promotes circulation of Qi in the channels, stops pain, expels wind.

Pain in the shoulder and arm. Motor impairment of the upper extremities, rubella, scrofula.

LI 16

ju gu

Great Bone

Moves blood locally, removes obstructions from the channel, opens the chest, subdues ascending rebellious Qi, stimulates the descending of Lung Qi, benefits the joints.

Pain and motor impairment of the upper extremities, pain in the shoulder and back.

LI 17

tian ding

Celestial Tripod

Disinhibits the throat and clears Lung Qi.

Sudden loss of voice, sore throat, scrofula, goiter.

LI 18

fu tu

Protuberance Assistant

Benefits the throat, relieves cough, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.

Cough, asthma, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.

LI 19

he liao

Grain Bone-Hole

Diffuses Lung Qi and clears Lung heat, clears the nose and rouses the spirit.

Nasal obstruction, epistaxis, deviation of the mouth.

LI 20

ying xiang

Welcome Fragrance

Dispels exterior wind.

Nasal obstruction, hyposmia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, deviation of the mouth, itching and swelling of the face.