Point Localization: 3 cun above the LI11 (elbow crease).

TCM Actions: Relaxes the tendons. Remove Phlegm. Removes stagnation of Qi and Blood (Xue).

Indications: Pain, spasm and contracture in the elbow, shoulder and arm. Rheumatoid arthritis. Pneumonia. Scrofula. Pleurisy. Peritonitis. Hemoptysis. Tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy.

Target area: Shoulder. Arm. Elbow.

Point Name and Meaning: Shouwuli – Arm Five 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.