Large Intestine Meridian Acupuncture Points

    Acupuncture Meridian - Large Intestine

    Point

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    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.