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Large Intestine LI 2

Chinese Name: Erjian (English translation: Second Space)

Location:  When a loose fist is made, this point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression distal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint.

Classification: Ying-Spring point of the Large Intestine Meridian


  • Toothache, sore throat
  • Redness and pain of the eye
  • Pain and swelling of the joints in the index finger

Functions: Clears Heat, reduces swelling, relieves pain.

Notes: Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .2 - .3 cun.


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