Large Intestine 02 (LI 2)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Erjian, Second Interval
On the radial side of the index finger, distal to the metacarpal-phalangeal joint, at the junction of the red and white skin. The point is located with the finger slightly flexed.
Blurring vision, epistaxis (nosebleed), toothache, sore throat, febrile diseases.
Recent studies suggest this point increases saliva production and can be used for dry mouth or xerostomia.
Clears heat, dissipates pathogenic heat, disinhibits the throat.
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
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O’Connor, 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.