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Large Intestine Locations

AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
LI 1** On the radial side of the index finger, about .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail jing well indications; bleed for tonsillitis and bad throat in infections
LI 2** On the radial side of the index finger, distal to the MP joint, at the junction of the red and white skin. The point is located with the finger slightly flexed.  
LI 3** When a loose fist is made, the point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone  
LI 4**** On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side. main point for wind and dispersing external conditions; powerful qi point; main point for pain; main point for headache; main point for head, face, throat, and sensory organs; main point for dental anesthesia; with or without sweat; febrile disease; from
LI 5** On the radial side of the wrist. When the thumb is tilted upward, it is in the depression between the tendons of muscle extensor pollicis longus and brevis.  
LI 6** When the elbow is flexed with the radial side of the arm upward, the point is on the line joining LI 5 and LI 11, 3 cun above LI 5. waterways point and facial edema
LI 7* When the elbow is flexed with radial side of the arm upward, the point is on the line joining LI 5 and LI 11, 5 cun above LI 5. mouth and tongue in inflammation
LI 8* On the line joining LI 5 and LI 11, 4 cun below LI 11. local point
LI 9* On the line joining LI 5 and LI 11, 3 cun below LI 11. local point
LI 10*** On the line joining LI 5 and LI 11, 2 cun below LI 11. invigorates arms for motor impairment after stroke; internal wind; arms; three measures and associated with ST 36
AcuPoint Point Location Point Summary
LI 11**** When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. heat in terms of fever, skin, LI; strong for arm; hypertension; hot LI problems with ST 37, ST 25, BL 25; for skin with SP 10, BL 40, BL 17
LI 12* When the elbow is flexed, the point is superior to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, about 1 cun superolateral to LI 11, on the medial border of the humerus. local point
LI 13* Superior to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, on a line joining LI 11 and LI 15, 3 cun above LI 11. local point
LI 14** On the line joining LI 11 and LI 15, 7 cun above LI 11, on the radial side of the humerus, superior to the lower end of the deltoid muscle.  
LI 15*** Anterior and inferior to the acromion, on the upper portion of the deltoid muscle. When the arm is in full abduction major shoulder joint point; anterior eye;
LI 16** In the upper aspect of the shoulder, in the depression between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and scapular spine.  
LI 17** On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18, on the posterior border of the SCM. local point for throat problems
LI 18** On the lateral side of the neck, level with the tip of the Adam's Apple, between the sterna head and the clavicular head of the SCM muscle. local point for throat problems
LI 19* Just below the lateral margin of the nostril, .5 cun lateral to DU 26. local for nasal distribution; nosebleed
LI 20*** In the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi. any nose problem; opens the nose; with LI 4 and LU 7

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