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Large Intestine 05 (LI 5)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yangxi, Yang Stream (Ravine)

Location
On the radial side of the wrist. When the thumb is tilted upward, it is in the depression between the tendons of muscle extensor pollicis longus and brevis.

Indications
Headache, redness, pain and swelling of the eye, toothache, sore throat, pain of the wrist.

Traditional Action
Expels wind, releases the exterior, benefits the throat, stops pain.

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.