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

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

Indications: Pain in the arm, elbow, shoulder and scapula. Abdominal pain. Indigestion. Nausea. Constipation. Borborygmos. Hemiplegia. Tingling and swelling in the upper limbs. Weakness in the arms. Paresthesia of the limbs. Arthritis in the arms. Epicondylitis. Paralysis in the body. Cystitis. Gonorrhea. Enteritis.

Target area: Arm. Elbow. Shoulders. Scapula.

Point Name and Meaning: Shanglian – Upper 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.