Large Intestine hand yang ming meridian

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Chinese Medicine LARGE INTESTINE Hand Yang Ming Acupuncture Meridian




LI 1 - toothache, sore throat, Heat diseases

Location (shangyang): on the radial side of the index finger, 1 fen proximal to the corner of the nail.

LI 4 - [Command points of face & mouth, Yuan-source] headache, red sore eyes, nosebleed, sore throat, facial paralysis,

menstrual block, diarrhea &/or constipation

Location (hegu): when squeezing thumb against index finger, it is the highest points on the bulge, needled close to the 2nd metacarpal bone.

LI 5 - headache, red sore eyes, toothache, sore throat, deafness/ tinnitus

Location (yangxi): on the wrist line between the 2 tendons connected to the thumb (extensor pollicis brevis & extensor pollicis longus).

LI 6 - [Connect to LU] edema, inhibited urine, nosebleed, deafness

Location (pianli): one quarter of the way between the line connecting LI 5 & LI 11.

LI 7 - [Xi-Cleft] headache, facial swelling, abdominal pain

Location (wenliu): on the line connecting LI 5 & LI 11, 2 cun above LI 6.

LI 10 - abdominal pain, vomit, diarrhea

Location (shousanli): 2 cun below LI 11

LI 11 - [Ghost points] sore throat, clear Heat, vomit, dysentry

Location (quchi): at the end of the lateral crease of the elbow when flexed.

LI 14 - [meet w/ SI & BL] local, scrofula

Location (binao): at the distal insertion of the deltoid (where it comes to a points on the humerus)

LI 15 - local, scrofula

Location (jianyu): directly below the anterior border of the acromion, where a depression is formed when the arm is abducted.

LI 16 - local, scrofula

Location (jugu): in the triangle depression between the acromial extremity of the clavicle & the spine of the scapula.

LI 20 - nasal congestion/bleeding, facial paralysis & swelling

Location (yingxiang): in the naso-labial groove, at the level of the midpoints of the lateral border of the ala nasi (flared/winged part of nostril)


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