LI 9 Acupuncture Point - Shang Lian - Large Intestine Meridian

  • Chinese Name Shang Lian
  • English Name Upper Ridge
     
  • Location: 3 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.
     
  • Actions & Effects:
  • 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.
     
  • 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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