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Large Intestine LI 11

Chinese Name: Quchi (English translation: Pool at the Crook)

Location:  With the elbow flexed, the point is on the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, at midpoint between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification: He-Sea Point of the Large Intestine Meridian


  • All febrile diseases, fever, sore throat, malaria
  • Hemiplegia, pain and motor impairment of the shoulder, swelling and pain of the knee
  • Headache, dizziness, redness, swelling and pain of the eye, blurring vision, toothache
  • Irregular menstruation, rubella, eczema, urticaria, erysipelas
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Depressive psychosis and madness
  • Scrofula

Functions: Clears Heat, cools Blood, resolves dampness, expels, exterior Wind, regulates Qi and Blood, activates meridian, relieves itching.

Notes: He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. * When treating for scrofula, insert the needle tip subcutaneously up to LI 14.


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