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Large Intestine 03 (LI 3)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Sanjian, Third Interval

Location
When a loose fist is made, the point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the head of the second metacarpal bone.

Indications
Toothache, opthalmalgia, sore throat, redness and swelling of fingers and the dorsum of the hand.

Traditional Action
Dispels exterior wind, clears heat, brightens the eyes, benefits the throat.

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.