Theory

LI 1 - Acupuncture Point - Shang Yang


LI 1 Names

  • English Name: Metal Yang
  • Pinyin Name: Shang Yang
  • Chinese Character: 商陽

Location

  • .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 1 Clinical Uses

  • Jing Well Point, for heat, pain, stagnation, especially at the opposite end of the channel, for eye and ear pain and inflammation, toothache.
  • Bleed for high fever, coma  



LI 1 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".



LI 1 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 11

PC 9

  • PC 9  Central Hub
    • Jing Well Point for clearing heat in the Heart.
    • Stiff tongue, speech disorders, especially those arising after a stroke.
    • Restoring consciousness.



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