LI 8 - Acupuncture Point - Xia Lian

  • English Name:  Lower Ridge
  • Pinyin Name:  Xia Lian
  • Chinese Character:  下廉
  • 4 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
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  • The following relationships exist between the ST and the LI and can be used to treat ST, LI and SI organ problems:
  • SI: LI 8 & ST 39
  • LI: LI 9 & ST 37
  • ST: LI 10 & ST 36
  • Blood in the urine arising from heat in the SI - use with CV 3 & ST 39.
  • Calms the spirit, clear Yang Ming fire - mania, headaches, stroke.  

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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

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TH 9
Four Rivers
  • Local Point.
LU 6
Collection Hole
  • Xi Cleft Point - for Acute attacks of OPI's, usually wind-heat or wind-dry - cough, wheezing, asthma, sore throat.
  • Dry hacking cough, especially at night.
  • Local point for pain along the meridian, especially at the joints.

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