Theory

LI 6 - Acupuncture Point - Pian Li


LI 6 Names

  • English Name: Veering Passageway
  • Pinyin Name: Pian Li
  • Chinese Character: 偏歴

Location

  • 3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 6 Clinical Uses

  • Luo Connecting Point, influences the descending and dispersing function of the Lungs - useful for upperbody edema a/or facial puffiness.
  • The Luo channel travels upward to the face effecting the jaw, teeth and ears, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, nosebleeds.  


LI 6 Point Associations


LI 6 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 6 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

TH 6

  • TH 6  Branch Ditch
    • Effects the Triple Warmer in the following ways:
    • Lower: Constipation due to stagnation and heat in the body.
    • Middle: Issues with the chest & hypochondrium, often used with GB 34 for chest & rib pain, also "sudden turmoil disorder" (vomiting & diarrhea).
    • Upper: Febrile diseases with no sweating, eye redness & pain, ear pain, inflammation. 

TH 7

  • TH 7  Convergence and Gathering
    • Local Point.



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