Theory

LI 8 - Acupuncture Point - Xia Lian


LI 8 Names

  • English Name: Lower Ridge
  • Pinyin Name: Xia Lian
  • Chinese Character: 下廉

Location

  • 4 cun below LI 11 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 8 Clinical Uses

  • 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.  


LI 8 Point Associations

None listed.


LI 8 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 8 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 9

  • TH 9  Four Rivers
    • Local Point.

LU 6




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