Large Intestine 09 (LI 9)
Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shanglian, Upper Corner (Ridge)
On the line joining Yangxi (LI 5) and Quchi (LI 11), 3 cun below Quchi (LI 11).
Aching of the shoulder and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs, numbness of the hand and arm, borborygmus, abdominal pain.
Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessel, frees bowel Qi.
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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