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Large Intestine LI 9

Chinese Name: Shanglian (English translation: Upper Ridge)

Location:  With the elbow flexed, the point is on the dorsal radial side of the forearm, on the line connecting LI 5 and LI 11, 3 cun below the transverse cubital crease.


  • Hemiplegia
  • Aching of the shoulder and arm, numbness of the hand and arm
  • Abdominal pain, borborygmus

Functions: Stops pain, regulates the Large Intestine, activates the meridian.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun. 


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