Point Localization: 1 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HE3 – HE7 line.

TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen). Tonifies Heart Qi. Benefits the tongue, the eyes, the head and the bladder. Regulates the Uterus.

Indications: Sadness. Mental restlessness. Anger. Fear. Depression. Agitation. Palpitation. Deficiency of Heart Qi. Loss of voice. Aphasia. Stuttering. Stiffness of the tongue. Redness and pain in the eyes and face. Headache. Dizziness. Excessive menstruation. Enuresis. Thirst. Bitter taste. Aphtha. Blood in the urine. Burning when urinating.

Target area: Language. Face. Eyes.

Point Name and Meaning: Tongli – Inner Communication

Acupuncture Meridian: Heart

Categories: Luo (connecting).

Unitary Channel: Shao Yin (Lesser Yin) [HE + KI]




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