(LI) Large Intestine Meridian - Graphic

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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger On radial side of the index finger distal to the 2nd metacarpalphalangeal joint in a depression on the red and white skin On radial side of the index finger proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side ** No needle and No Moxa in pregnant women ** On the radial side of the wrist in a depression when the thumb is tilted upward between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons (snuff box) 3 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 5 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 5 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 8 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 8 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 9 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 9 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 10 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line 10 cun above crease of wrist (LI 5) on LI 11 - LI 5 line With elbow flexed, in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus With elbow flexed, in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus With elbow flexed, on the radial side of the upper arm, 1 cun above LI 11 on the border of the humerus (1 cun superolateral to LI 11) 3 cun above LI 11 on LI 15 - LI 11 line ** AA ** On radial side of the upper arm on LI 15 - LI 11 line, 7 cun above LI 11 at the insertion of the deltoid muscle Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression when arm is in full abduction In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula On lateral side of neck 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM Level with the tip of the Adams apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril level with GV 26 ** No Moxa ** In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi ** No Moxa ** terms of use

Sources and More Information

The information on our site is drawn from our own lecture notes and clinical experience. The following lecture notes were used within this section:

  • Ferro, Barbara: New England School of Acupuncture, Point Location Lecture Notes
  • Hartstein, Rachel: New England School of Acupuncture, Actions & Effects Lecture Notes

For a complete list of valuable resources, see our Acupuncture Theory Resources section. The most recommended texts are below:

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