Names Of San Jian

LI 3 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is LI 3 ?

LI 3 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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What Is LI 3 Used For?

LI 3 Clinical Usages

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

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How Is LI 3 Categorized?

LI 3 Acupuncture Point Associations

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LI 3 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use LI 3 ?

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 3 ?

(EX) Luozhen Falling Down from Pillow

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

(EX) Yaotongxue Low Back Pain Point

  • Acute issues of the low back - pain, sprain, strain (needle the same side)

(EX) Baxie Eight Ghosts

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

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