Theory

LI 2 - Acupuncture Point - Er Jian


LI 2 Names

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

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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LI 2 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  


LI 2 Point Associations


LI 2 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 2 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

(EX) Baxie

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

(EX) Luozhen

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



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