Names Of Shang Lian

LI 9 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is LI 9 ?

LI 9 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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What Is LI 9 Used For?

LI 9 Clinical Usages

  • 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.  

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What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LI 9 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use LI 9 ?

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".

What Points Are Near LI 9 ?

TH 9 Four Rivers

  • Local Point.

LU 6 Collection Hole


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  • 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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