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
Sources and More Information
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