LI-05 (Yang Xi) Yang Ravine
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LI-05 (Yang Xi) Yang Ravine

Acupuncture Points on the Large Intestine Channel of Hand Yang Ming
  • Acupuncture Point Five Elements  Jing-River & Fire Point


  • Clears heat and alleviates pain
  • Clears yangming fire
  • Calms the spirit
  • Benefits the wrist joint


  • Headache, redness, pain and swelling of the eye, toothache, sore throat, pain of the wrist.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the radial side of the wrist, in the centre of the hollow formed by the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis (anatomical snuffbox).
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the radial side of the wrist. When the thumb is tilted upward, it is in the depression between the tendons m. extensor pollicis longus and brevis.

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5 inch. Moxibustion is applicable.