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LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN POINTS


LI1

Large Intestine Channel LI1 Acupuncture Point (商陽 (shāng yáng)) / (상양 (sang yang))

Chinese: 商陽 (shāng yáng)

Korean: 상양 (sang yang)

Translation: Metal Yang

CAM Location: on radial side of index finger about 0.1 cun posterior to corner of nail.



LI2

Large Intestine Channel LI2 Acupuncture Point (二間 (èr jiān)) / (이간 (i gan))

Chinese: 二間 (èr jiān)

Korean: 이간 (i gan)

Translation: Second Space

CAM Location: in depression of radial side of index finger distal to 2nd metacarpophalangeal joint; point located with finger slightly flexed.



LI3

Large Intestine Channel LI3 Acupuncture Point (三間 (sān jiān)) / (삼간 (sam gan))

Chinese: 三間 (sān jiān)

Korean: 삼간 (sam gan)

Translation: Third Space

CAM Location: when loose fist is made point is on radial side of index finger in depression proximal to head of 2nd metacarpal bone.



LI4

Large Intestine Channel LI4 Acupuncture Point (合谷 (hé gǔ)) / (합곡 (hap gok))

Chinese: 合谷 (hé gǔ)

Korean: 합곡 (hap gok)

Translation: Junction Valley

CAM Location: On dorsum of hand between 1st & 2nd metacarpal bones approximately in middle of 2nd metacarpal bone on radial side.



LI5

Large Intestine Channel LI5 Acupuncture Point (陽谿 (yáng xī)) / (양계 (yang gye))

Chinese: 陽谿 (yáng xī)

Korean: 양계 (yang gye)

Translation: Yang Stream

CAM Location: on radial side of wrist; when thumb is tilted upward it is in depression between tendons of extensor pollicus longus and brevis.



LI6

Large Intestine Channel LI6 Acupuncture Point (偏歴 (piān lì)) / (편력 (pyeon ryeok))

Chinese: 偏歴 (piān lì)

Korean: 편력 (pyeon ryeok)

Translation: Diverging Passage

CAM Location: with elbow flexed and radial side of arm upward, point is on line connecting LI-5 and LI-11 3 cun above crease of wrist.



LI7

Large Intestine Channel LI7 Acupuncture Point (溫溜 (wēn liū)) / (온류 (ol lyu))

Chinese: 溫溜 (wēn liū)

Korean: 온류 (ol lyu)

Translation: Warm Flow

CAM Location: with elbow flexed and radial side of arm upward, point is on line connecting LI-5 and LI-11, 5 cun above crease of wrist.



LI8

Large Intestine Channel LI8 Acupuncture Point (下廉 (xià lián)) / (하렴 (ha ryeom))

Chinese: 下廉 (xià lián)

Korean: 하렴 (ha ryeom)

Translation: Lower Ridge

CAM Location: on line joining LI-5 and LI-11 4 cun below cubital crease.



LI9

Large Intestine Channel LI9 Acupuncture Point (上廉 (shàng lián)) / (상렴 (sang nyeom))

Chinese: 上廉 (shàng lián)

Korean: 상렴 (sang nyeom)

Translation: Upper Ridge

CAM Location: on line joining LI-5 and LI-11, 3 cun below cubital crease.



LI10

Large Intestine Channel LI10 Acupuncture Point (手三里 (shǒu sān lǐ)) / (수삼리 (su sam ni))

Chinese: 手三里 (shǒu sān lǐ)

Korean: 수삼리 (su sam ni)

Translation: Arm Three Miles

CAM Location: on line joining LI-5 and LI-11, 2 cun below cubital crease.



LI11

Large Intestine Channel LI11 Acupuncture Point (曲池 (qū chí)) / (곡지 (gok ji))

Chinese: 曲池 (qū chí)

Korean: 곡지 (gok ji)

Translation: Pond at the Bend

CAM Location: when elbow is flexed point is in depression at lateral end of transverse cubital crease midway between Lu-5 and lateral epicondyle of humerus.



LI12

Large Intestine Channel LI12 Acupuncture Point (肘髎 (zhǒu liáo)) / (주료 (ju ryo))

Chinese: 肘髎 (zhǒu liáo)

Korean: 주료 (ju ryo)

Translation: Elbow Bone Hole

CAM Location: when elbow is flexed point is on lateral side of upper arm 1 cun above LI-11 on border of humerus.



LI13

Large Intestine Channel LI13 Acupuncture Point (手五里 (shǒu wǔ lǐ)) / (수오리 (su or i))

Chinese: 手五里 (shǒu wǔ lǐ)

Korean: 수오리 (su or i)

Translation: Arm Five Li

CAM Location: on lateral side of upper arm on line connecting LI-11 and LI-15, 3 cun above LI-11.



LI14

Large Intestine Channel LI14 Acupuncture Point (臂臑 (bì nào)) / (비뇌 (bi noe))

Chinese: 臂臑 (bì nào)

Korean: 비뇌 (bi noe)

Translation: Upper Arm Prominence

CAM Location: on lateral side of upper arm on line connecting LI-11 and LI-15, 7 cun above LI-11 at insertion of deltoid muscle.



LI15

Large Intestine Channel LI15 Acupuncture Point (肩髃 (jiān yú)) / (견우 (gyeon u))

Chinese: 肩髃 (jiān yú)

Korean: 견우 (gyeon u)

Translation: Shoulder and Clavicle

CAM Location: antero-inferior to acromion on upper portion of deltoid muscle; when arm is in full abduction point is in depression appearing at anterior border of acromioclavicular joint.



LI16

Large Intestine Channel LI16 Acupuncture Point (巨骨 (jù gǔ)) / (거골 (geo gol))

Chinese: 巨骨 (jù gǔ)

Korean: 거골 (geo gol)

Translation: Great Bone

CAM Location: in upper aspect of shoulder in depression between acromial extremity of clavicle and scapular spine.



LI17

Large Intestine Channel LI17 Acupuncture Point (天鼎 (tiān dǐng)) / (천정 (cheon jeong))

Chinese: 天鼎 (tiān dǐng)

Korean: 천정 (cheon jeong)

Translation: Celestial Tripod

CAM Location: on lateral side of neck at posterior border of SCM muscle beside laryngeal protuberance at midpoint of line connecting LI-18 and ST-12.



LI18

Large Intestine Channel LI18 Acupuncture Point (扶突 (fú tū)) / (부돌 (bu dol))

Chinese: 扶突 (fú tū)

Korean: 부돌 (bu dol)

Translation: Beside the Prominence

CAM Location: on lateral side of neck, level with tip of Adam's Apple between sternal and clavicular heads of SCM muscle.



LI19

Large Intestine Channel LI19 Acupuncture Point (口禾髎 (kǒu hé liáo)) / (화료 (hwa ryo))

Chinese: 口禾髎 (kǒu hé liáo)

Korean: 화료 (hwa ryo)

Translation: Grain Bone Hole

CAM Location: right below lateral margin of nostril level with Du-26.



LI20

Large Intestine Channel LI20 Acupuncture Point (迎香 (yíng xiāng)) / (영향 (yeong hyang))

Chinese: 迎香 (yíng xiāng)

Korean: 영향 (yeong hyang)

Translation: Receiving Fragrance

CAM Location: in nasolabial groove at level of midpoint of lateral border of ala nasi.