Point Localization: 2 cun below the LI11 (elbow crease).

TCM Actions: Harmonizes the Qi of the Stomach and Intestines. Promotes the flow of Qi in connection channels (Luo). Disperses perverse wind. Clean the collateral. Analgesia. Tonifies Qi and Xue. Remove obstruction in the arm channels.

Indications: Pain, paralysis, weakness, numbness, tingling, and motor imbalance in the upper limbs. Back pain. Inflammation of the parotid glands and tonsils. Toothache. Abdominal pain. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Poor digestion. Gastric ulcer. Swelling in the jaw and cheek. Acute tonsillitis. Weakness. Indisposition. Hypertension. Sequel of stroke. Syndromes of obstruction (Bi) and atrophy (Wei).

Target area: Arm.

Point Name and Meaning: Shousanli – Arm Three Li

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: None.

Unitary Channel: Yang Ming (Bright Yang) [LI + ST]

 

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*Acupuncture points may be used safely for acupressure, but should be used with needles only by acupuncturists or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals.