Point Localization: 4 cun below the LI11 (elbow crease).

TCM Actions: Expels Wind. Clears Heat. Remove channel obstruction.

Indications: Pain in the arm and elbow. Hemiplegia. Headache. Conjunctivitis. Dryness on the lips. Increased salivation. Indigestion. Diarrhea. Pain in the navel. Abdominal distension. Delirium. Mania. Inflammation of the breasts.

Target area: Arm. Elbow. Breasts. Intestines.

Point Name and Meaning: Xialian – Lower Ridge

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.