Theory

LI 9 - Acupuncture Point - Shang Lian


LI 9 Names

  • English Name: Upper Ridge
  • Pinyin Name: Shang Lian
  • Chinese Character: 上廉

Location

  • 3 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 9 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
  • Local point for shoulder, elbow, and arm pain.
  • Stagnation in the large intestine - abdominal pain, dark/difficult urination.
  • Numbness of the limbs - particularly the upper limbs, stroke recovery.  


LI 9 Point Associations

None listed.


LI 9 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 9 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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