Point Localization: 5 cun above the wrist crease (LI5).

TCM Actions: Clears Heat. Regulates the Intestines. Opens the orifices of the Mind (Shen). Remove obstruction in the channel.

Indications: Aphtha. Hot tongue. Tonsillitis. Borborygmos with abdominal pain. Abdominal distention. Inappropriate laughter. Manic behavior. See ghosts (psychosis). Pain in the head, eyes, face, teeth, arm and shoulders. Blotch on the face. Redness and swelling in the eye. Difficult to raise the arm.

Target area: Head. Face. Eyes. Teeth. Arm. Shoulder.

Point Name and Meaning: Wenliu – Warm Flow

Acupuncture Meridian: Large Intestine

Categories: Xi (accumulation).

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.