LI 2 - Acupuncture Point - Er Jian

  • English Name:  Second Space
  • Pinyin Name:  Er Jian
  • Chinese Character:  二間
  • 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.
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  • 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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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

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(EX) Baxie
Eight Ghosts
  • Issues of the hand - pain, spasm, numbness.
  • Mentioned in the Ling Shu for malaria

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(EX) Luozhen
Falling Down from Pillow
  • Acute issues of the neck - strain, sprain, whiplash (needle on effected side)

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