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Large Intestine LI 5

Chinese Name: Yangxi (English translation: Yang Stream)

Location:  On the radial side of the dorsal crease of the wrist, when the thumb is pointed upwards, it is in the depression between the tendons m. extensor pollicis longus and brevis.

Classification: Jing-River point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

  • Frontal headache, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye.
  • Toothache
  • Weakness of the wrist.

Functions: Expels Wind, clears Yangming Fire, benefits the throat

Notes: Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun. 

 


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