Theory

LI 3 - Acupuncture Point - San Jian


LI 3 Names

  • English Name: Third Space
  • Pinyin Name: San Jian
  • Chinese Character: 三間

Location

  • On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 3 Clinical Uses

  • Expel wind and heat particularly from the throat, teeth, mouth, face and eyes.
  • Diarrhea.  



LI 3 TCM Patterns

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

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



LI 3 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) Luozhen

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

(EX) Yaotongxue

  • (EX) Yaotongxue  Low Back Pain Point
    • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

(EX) Baxie

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



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