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HT5: 通里 [tōng lǐ] Connecting Li

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

Spiritual pivot 【靈樞 líng shū】,【經脈篇 jīng mài piān】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Hand shao yin

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

Collateral point [絡穴 luò xué]

Ma-Dan-Yang heavenly star point. [馬丹陽天星穴 mǎ dān yáng tiān xīng xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

通 [tōng] : to go through, unblock, connect

里 [lǐ] : unit of measurement, ward, village

The modern character [裡 lǐ] which means inner or inside is pronounce the same is the classical Chinese character [里 lǐ] and often was being replace. Since [通 tōng] means to connect, its suggest us that its inward connecting- luo point of the channel.

里 [lǐ] is Chinese also means a village, [通 tōng] represents to go through, then the point name indicates a connecting place, a crossroads to the village, which in this case represent the heart organ.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the anteromedial aspect of the forearm, radial to the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, 1 cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.

Note 2: 1 cun proximal to the radial side of the proximal border of the pisiform bone.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Needle 0.3-0.5 cun perpendicular. 1-3 Moxa cons and 3-5 minutes of moxa stick.

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Peace the heart and calm the spirit 寧心安神 [níng xīn ān shén]

extinguish wind 熄風和營 [xí fēng hé yíng]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Headache with dizziness, fever, depression, heart palpitations, stiffness in the tongue, throat obstruction, elbow and arm pain, wrist pain, menorrhagia, enuresis, irritability, uterine bleeding, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, acute hyoid muscle palsy, neurasthenia, hysteria.

•Point pair 【配穴 pèi xué] :

HT5-KID6: According to Dr. Wang Ju-Yi 【王居易】this point is an important point to treat tongue disorders. This shao yin channel, same name point pair used for the stimulation and opening the yin collaterals in the brain, in cases of cognition or speech difficulties. clinically, this point pair is being used for aphasia and early stage of dementia.