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Large Intestine 20 (LI 20)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yingxiang, Welcome Fragrance

Location
In the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of ala nasi.

Indications
Nasal obstruction, hyposmia, epistaxis, rhinorrhea, deviation of the mouth, itching and swelling of the face.

Traditional Action
Dispels exterior wind.

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.