LI 11 Acupuncture Point - Qu Chi - Large Intestine Meridian

  • Chinese Name Qu Chi
  • English Name Pool at the Bend
     
  • Location: At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
     
  • Point Associations:
  • He Sea Point
  • Earth Point
  • Tonification Point
  • Ghost Point
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • Reduction of high fevers, patients with the 4 bigs, combine with LI 1, LI 2 or LI 4.
  • Damp Heat skin diseases, red, itchy, oozing & inflamed (hives, herpes zoster, acne), may be used with UB 40 for any skin disease.
  • ST Excess Issues, burning diarrhea.
  • Elbow and upper limb disorders, pain and inflammation, atrophy, tremors - expels wind dampness from the channel.
  • Hot flashes a/or menstrual issues with heat in the Blood.
  • Expels summer heat with UB 40 & SP 10, for heat stroke add SI 3.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Useful for any blood circulation issue (raynaud's, anemia, etc.), skin problems (hives, itchiness), tennis elbow.
     
  • Large Intestine Meridian Points (20):
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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