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Large Intestine 06 (LI 6)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Pianli, Slanting (Veering) Passage

Location
When the elbow is flexed and the radial side of the arm upward, the point is on the line joining Yangxi (LI 5) and Quchi (LI 11), 3 cun above Yangzi (LI 5).

Indications
Redness of the eye, tinnitus, deafness, epistaxis, aching of the hand and arm, sore throat, edema.

Traditional Action
Opens the Lung water passage.

Contraindications

Large Intestine Meridian

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points:

LI 1, LI 2, LI 3, LI 4, LI 5, LI 6, LI 7, LI 8, LI 9, LI 10, LI 11, LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, LI 15, LI 16, LI 17, LI 18, LI 19, LI 20





References:


Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.