Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "LI 11" , 曲池, is represented by "Qu Chi" in pinyin and "Pool at the Bend" in english and may be found:
At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Li 11 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore li 11 functional grouping theory - Ghost Point.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LI11, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Liver and Gallbladder Damp Heat, Stomach Fire, Stomach Rebellious Qi and/or Summer Heat
LI 11 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Diarrhea, Fever, Heat Stroke, Hot Flashes, Menorrhagia (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding), Parkinson's Disease (PD), Shingles (Herpes Zoster), Skin Problems (Rash) and/or Sweat Problems
While not necessarily valid clinically, HT 3 (Pain, numbness, tremors, etc. of the lower arms a…), LU 5 (He Sea Point - useful for counterflow Qi/diarrhea…), SI 8 (Elbow problems, swelling, trembling, pain, numbne…) and TH 10 (Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroi…) are nearby.