Theory

LI 10 - Acupuncture Point - Shou San Li


LI 10 Names

  • English Name: Arm Three Li
  • Pinyin Name: Shou San Li
  • Chinese Character: 手三里

Location

  • 2 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 10 Clinical Uses

  • The following relationships exist between the ST and the LI and can be used to treat ST, LI and SI organ problems:
  • SI: LI 8 & ST 39
  • LI: LI 9 & ST 37
  • ST: LI 10 & ST 36
  • Shoulder, elbow & wrist pain issues, general achiness in these areas.
  • Paralysis in the upper limbs.
  • Less dispersive & more tonifying than other LI points.
  • Epigastric & abdominal pain, ulcers, vomiting.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Abdominal issues, any digestive issues, pain in the arm/shoulder/neck, builds energy level.  


LI 10 Point Associations

None listed.


LI 10 TCM Patterns

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

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



LI 10 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

TH 10

  • TH 10  Celestial Well
    • Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroid disorders.
    • Elbow pain, tendonitis.
    • One-sided headache, migraines.
    • Useful for depression a/or anxiety, especially with chest pain or oppression, angina a/or palpitations.
    • Epilepsy (phlegm obstruction), possibly mania as well.
    • Differentiation:
    • TH 5 is for headache anywhere whereas TH 10 is specifically for one-sided headaches



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