Large Intestine Acupuncture Points

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points

PointChineseEnglishFunctionIndications
LI 1shang yangMetal YangClears 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 2er jianSecond SpaceClears heat, dissipates pathogenic heat, disinhibits the throat.Blurring vision, epistaxis (nosebleed), toothache, sore throat, febrile diseases.
LI 3san jianThird SpaceDispels 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 4he guUnion ValleyDispels 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 5yang xiYang RavineExpels 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 6pian liVeering PassageOpens the Lung water passage.Redness of the eye, tinnitus, deafness, epistaxis, aching of the hand and arm, sore throat, edema.
LI 7wen liuWarm FlowClears 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 8xia lianLower RidgeDissipates 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 9shang lianUpper RidgeCourses 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 10shou san liArm Three LiRemoves 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 11qu chiPool at the BendExpels 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 12zhou liaoElbow Bone-HoleCourses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.Pain, numbness and contracture of the elbow and arm.
LI 13(shou) wu liFive Li (arm)Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.Contracture and pain of the elbow and arm, scrofula.
LI 14bi naoUpper ArmRemoves obstructions from the channel, brightens the eyes, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scrofula.
LI 15jian yuShoulder BoneBenefits 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 16ju guGreat BoneMoves 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 17tian dingCelestial TripodDisinhibits the throat and clears Lung Qi.Sudden loss of voice, sore throat, scrofula, goiter.
LI 18fu tuProtuberance AssistantBenefits the throat, relieves cough, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.Cough, asthma, sore throat, sudden loss of voice, scrofula, goiter.
LI 19he liaoGrain Bone-HoleDiffuses Lung Qi and clears Lung heat, clears the nose and rouses the spirit.Nasal obstruction, epistaxis, deviation of the mouth.
LI 20ying xiangWelcome FragranceDispels exterior wind.Nasal obstruction, hyposmia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, deviation of the mouth, itching and swelling of the face.