Theory

LI 5 - Acupuncture Point - Yang Xi


LI 5 Names

  • English Name: Yang Ravine
  • Pinyin Name: Yang Xi
  • Chinese Character: 陽谿

Location

  • On the radial side of the wrist in a depression between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons, found when the thumb is tilted upward.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 5 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for wrist pain.
  • Classically noted with LI 7 for "seeing ghosts," may be useful in manic conditions.  



LI 5 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 5 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

LU 9

TH 4

  • TH 4  Yang Pool
    • Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or subluxations.
    • Wasting & thirsting disorder, regulates water metabolism, alleviates dry mouth a/or thirst.
    • Moxa to tonify the Yang of the body

SI 5




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