Hand yang ming large intestine acupuncture points 手陽明大腸俞穴 [shǒu yáng míng dà cháng shū xuè]

•LI1 商陽 [shāng yáng]

•LI2 二間 [èr jiān]

•LI3 三間 [sān jiān]

•LI4合谷 [hé gǔ]

•LI5 陽溪 [yang xī]

•LI6偏歷 [piān lì]

•LI7溫溜 [wēn liù]

•LI8下廉 [xià lián]

•LI9上廉 [shàng lián]

•LI10手三里 [shǒu sān lǐ]

•LI11 曲池 [qū chí]

•LI12 肘暸 [zhǒu liáo]

•LI13 手五里 [shǒu wǔ lǐ]

•LI14 臂臑 [bì nào]

•LI15 肩與 [jiān yú]

•LI16 巨骨 [jù gǔ]

•LI17 天鼎 [tiān dǐng]

•LI18 扶突 [fú tú]

•LI19 禾髎 [hé liáo]

•LI20 迎香 [yíng xiāng]

LI10: 手三里 [shǒu sān lǐ] Arm Three Li

•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

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

手 [shǒu] arm, hand

三 [sān] three

里 [lǐ] ward (as in a city) a measure of distance equal to approximaterly one third of a mile.

Alternative names:

Upper three li  上三里 [shàng sān lǐ]

The name of this point is closely related to that of ST-36, Leg Three Li and both are on yang ming channels located just below the joint (elbow and knee, respectively, for hand and foot yang ming). Read more about these points here

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 2 cun inferior to the cubital crease.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Perpendicular needling, 1-1.5 cum depth. 3-5 Moxa cons and 5-10 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Harmonize the stomach and disinhibiting the intestine [和胃利腸 Hé wèi lì cháng]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Toothache, cheek swelling, shoulder pain, elbow contraction, stubborn arm numbness, hemiplegia, diarrhea, cholera, scrotum, scrofula, cold in the intestines, low back pain, fatigue, lose voice, stroke hemiplegia, elbow and arm pain, facial nerve palsy, peptic ulcer, gastritis, testicularitis.

•Point pair 【配穴 pèi xué] :

LI10-LI36-RN11: for the three li point-pair press here.

LI9: 上廉 [shàng lián] upper ridge

•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

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

上 [shàng] : upper

廉 [lián] : ridge

The explanation of this point’s name is the same as LI8.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm. On the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 3 cun inferior to the cubital crease.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Perpendicular needling, 0.5-1 cum depth. 3-5 Moxa cons and 5-10 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Coursing and draining yang ming channel heat 疏泄陽明經熱 [shū xiè yáng míng jīng rè]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Headache, shoulder pain, knee swelling, abdominal and bowel pain, difficulty in urination, hemiplegia, periarthritis of the shoulder joint, hemiplegia, elbow strain.

LI8 下廉 [xià lián] Lower ridge

•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

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

下 [xià] : lower

廉 [lián] : ridge

The point name refers to the location of the point on the inner edge of the radius, which refers to the ‘ridge’ of the arm. The Lower ridge simply indicates that this is the lower of two points (LI-8 and LI-9) that are both named ‘ridge’.

Some sources refer lower as the large intestine (the lower intestine), while upper as small intestine, and compared with the lower he-sea points on the leg yang ming stomach channel.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 4 cun inferior to the cubital crease.

Note: LI8 is located at the junction of the upper one third and lower two thirds of the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 1 cun inferior to LI9.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Perpendicular needling, 0.5-1 cum depth. 3-5 Moxa cons and 5-10 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Coursing and draining yang ming channel heat 疏泄陽明經熱 [shū xiè yáng míng jīng rè]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Headache, dizziness, eye pain, elbow and arm pain, umbilicus pain, inability to eat, abdominal pain, fullness of the lower abdomen, wheezing, dry lips, mastitis.

LI7溫溜 [wēn liù] warm dwelling

•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】:

xi-cleft point [郗穴 xī xué]

Name【名稱 mīng chéng】:

溫 [wēn] : warm

溜 [liù] : to flow, to slide, glide, slippery

The meaning of the character 留 [liu] is to remain or stay. The character 溜 [liū] with the water radical氵[shuǐ] on the left side meaning to flow. The yang ming is full of qi and blood and the name of the point implies that warm yang qi remains or gather at this point.

Location【部位 bù wèi】:

On the posterolateral aspect of the forearm, on the line connecting LI5 with LI11, 5 cun superior to the dorsal wrist crease.

Needling【針法 zhēn fǎ】:

Transverse-oblique needling, 0.5-1 cum depth. 3-5 Moxa cons and 5-10 minutes of moxa stick

Action【功效 gōng xiào】:

Clear heat evil qi 清邪熱 [qīng xié rè]

Regulate the stomach and intestine 理腸胃 [lǐ cháng wèi]

•Indication【主治 zhǔ zhì】:

Headache, mouth and teeth pain, throat obstruction, puffiness in the face , shoulder and upper back pain, abdominal pain, aversion of wind heat or cold, red and swelling face, madness, swollen limbs, mouth and tongue pain, stomatitis, mumps, swollen tongue.