Theory

HT 5 - Acupuncture Point - Tong Li


HT 5 Names

  • English Name: Connecting Li
  • Pinyin Name: Tong Li
  • Chinese Character: 通里

Location

  • 1 cun above the wrist crease on the radial side of the flexor carpi ulnaris tendon, on the HT 3 - HT 7 line.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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HT 5 Clinical Uses

  • Speech a/or vocal disorders - aphasia (post-stroke), stiff tongue, stuttering, sudden loss of voice, sore throat.
  • Spirit disorders and related physical manifestations, anxiety w/palpitations, arrhythmia, nervousness, depression - although the point is generally not used for emotional disorders involving sleep such as insomnia, HT 7 is used more often for these more "physical" manifestations.
  • Excessive bleeding w/ menstruation from heat in the Blood.
  • Heat effecting the SI and leading to urinary symptoms - incontinence, enuresis.
  • Local point for wrist, elbow and/or hand pain - perhaps more so for weakness than simple pain.


HT 5 Point Associations


HT 5 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".



HT 5 Conditions Treated

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

LU 8




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