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Large Intestine LI 1

Chinese Name: Shangyang (English translation: Metal Yang)

Location: On the radial end of the distal phalanx of the index finger, .1cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Classification: Jing-Well point of the Large Intestine Meridian


  • Sore throat, toothache
  • Coma caused by febrile disease
  • Numbness at tip of index finger
  • Deafness

Functions: Clears Heat, revives consciousness, benefits the throat.

Notes: Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.

Needling: Shallow insertion .1 cun, or prick the point to bleed.


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