Names Of Shou San Li

LI 10 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is LI 10 ?

LI 10 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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What Is LI 10 Used For?

LI 10 Clinical Usages

  • 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.  

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What Conditions May Use LI 10 ?

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".

What Points Are Near LI 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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