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LI2 二間 [èr jiān] second space

•Source [出處 chū chù]:

The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion【甲乙經 jiǎ yǐ jīng】

•Channel and collateral【經絡 jīng luò】:

Hand yang ming

Classification【類別 lèi bié】:

ying-spring, water point [滎水穴 yíng shuǐ xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

二 [èr] : second, two

間 [jiān]: space;

Second space refers to the anatomical location of this point, which is at the depression on the distal side of the metacarpal phalangeal joint.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the index finger, in the depression distal to the radial side of the second metacarpophalangeal joint, at the border between the red and white flesh.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Shallow needling, 0.2-0.3 cun depth.

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Clear heat [清熱 qīng rè] and relieve the throat [利咽 lì yán]

bright the eyes [明目 míng mù]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Oral and maxillofacial disorders, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat, obstruction (swelling) in the throat, jaw swelling, shoulder and back pain, dry mouth and eyes, fever, headache, numbness of the fingers.