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Large Intestine 13 (LI 13)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Shouwuli, Five Li (Arm)

Location
Superior the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, on a line joining Quchi (LI 11) and Jianyu (LI 15), 3 cun above Quchi (LI 11).

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

Traditional Action
Courses the channels and quickens the connecting vessels, disinhibits the joints.

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

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.