Names Of Er Jian

LI 2 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Second Space
  • Pinyin Name: Er Jian
  • Chinese Character: 二間
Meridian Information

Where Is LI 2 ?

LI 2 Location

  • 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.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LI 2 Used For?

LI 2 Clinical Usages

  • Shown to increase saliva production and to effect the areas of the brain involved in saliva production. Useful for dry mouth (xerostomia).
  • LI 2 & LI 3 are not used often clinically as LI 4 & LI 11 have broader applications.
  • Sedation Point and Ying Spring Point, treats excess and clears heat from opposite end of the channel, for toothache, eye redness and pain, gum inflammation, sore throat.  

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What Conditions May Use LI 2 ?

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 2 ?

(EX) Baxie Eight Ghosts

  • Issues of the hand - pain, spasm, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

(EX) Luozhen Falling Down from Pillow

  • Acute issues of the neck - strain, sprain, whiplash (needle on effected side)

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