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LI-09 (Shang Lian) Upper Ridge

Previous PointNext Point  Acupuncture Points on the Large Intestine Channel of Hand Yang Ming


  • Harmonizes the Large Intestine
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain


  • Aching of the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs, numbness of the hand and arm, borborygmus, abdominal pain.


  • On the line joining Yangxi (LI-5) and Quchi (LI-11), 3 cun below the cubital crease.
  • On the radial side of the forearm, 3 cun distal to Quchi L.I.-11, on the line connecting Quchi L.I.-11 with Yangxi L.I.-5.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.

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