(LI) Large Intestine Meridian - Point Locations Chart

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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

ImagePointLocation
LI 1
Metal Yang
Shang Yang
    .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger.
LI 2
Second Space
Er Jian
    On the radial side of the index finger distal to the 2nd metacarpophalangeal joint in a depression at the border of the red and white skin.
LI 3
Third Space
San Jian
    On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.
LI 4
Union Valley
He Gu
    In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.
LI 5
Yang Ravine
Yang Xi
    On the radial side of the wrist in a depression between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons, found when the thumb is tilted upward.
LI 6
Veering Passageway
Pian Li
    3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
LI 7
Warm Dwelling
Wen Liu
    5 cun above the crease of the wrist (LI 5).
LI 8
Lower Ridge
Xia Lian
    4 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
LI 9
Upper Ridge
Shang Lian
    3 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
LI 10
Arm Three Li
Shou San Li
    2 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
LI 11
Pool at the Bend
Qu Chi
    At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
LI 12
Elbow Bone Hole
Zhou Liao
    With the elbow flexed, on the radial side of the upper arm 1 cun above LI 11 at the border of the humerus (1 cun superolateral to LI 11).
LI 13
Arm Five Li
Shou Wu Li
    3 cun above LI 11 on the LI 15 to LI 11 line.
LI 14
Upper Arm
Bi Nao
    On the radial side of the upper arm, 7 cun above LI 11 at the insertion of the deltoid muscle.
LI 15
Shoulder Bone
Jian Yu
    Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.
LI 16
Great Bone
Ju Gu
    In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
LI 17
Celestial Tripod
Tian Ding
    On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.
LI 18
Protuberance Assistant
Fu Tu
    Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM.
LI 19
Grain Bone Hole
He Liao
    Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril level with GV 26
LI 20
Welcome Fragrance
Ying Xiang
    In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.

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