LI-13 (Shou Wu Li) Arm Five Li

LI-13 (Shou Wu Li) Arm Five Li

Acupuncture Points on the Large Intestine Channel of Hand Yang Ming

Actions:

  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Alleviates coughing
  • Regulates Qi, drains damp and transforms phlegm

Indications:

  • Contracture and pain of the elbow and arm, scrofula.

Pont Location:

  • A Manual of Acupuncture: On the lateral side of the upper arm, 3 cun proximal to Quchi L.I.-11, on the line connecting Quchi L.I.-11 with Jianyu L.I.-15.
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: On the lateral side of the upper arm, on the line connecting Quchi (Ll-11) and Jianyu (LI-15), 3 cun above Quchi (LI-11).

Needling Method:

  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch. Avoid injuring the artery. Moxibustion is applicable.

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