The LI Meridian - Locations Chart

The LI Meridian

Below you will find location information for all points along the (LI) Large Intestine Meridian . You may click on a specific acupuncture point for more detailed information including the location, clinical usages, and related patterns and conditions.

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There Are 20 Points Along The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian ...

The LI Meridian Locations Chart

LI 1 Metal Yang


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.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger.

LI 2 Second Space


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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


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On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.

LI 4 Union Valley


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In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.

LI 5 Yang Ravine


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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


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3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

LI 7 Warm Dwelling


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5 cun above the crease of the wrist (LI 5).

LI 8 Lower Ridge


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4 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

LI 9 Upper Ridge


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3 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

LI 10 Arm Three Li


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2 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

LI 11 Pool at the Bend


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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


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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


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3 cun above LI 11 on the LI 15 to LI 11 line.

LI 14 Upper Arm


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On the radial side of the upper arm, 7 cun above LI 11 at the insertion of the deltoid muscle.

LI 15 Shoulder Bone


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Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.

LI 16 Great Bone


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In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.

LI 17 Celestial Tripod


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On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.

LI 18 Protuberance Assistant


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Level with the tip of the Adam's Apple between the sternal and clavicular heads of the SCM.

LI 19 Grain Bone Hole


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Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26

LI 20 Welcome Fragrance


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In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.

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