LI 13

Acupuncture Point Theory

LI 13 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LI 13" , 手五里, is represented by "Shou Wu Li" in pinyin and "Arm Five Li" in english and may be found:

3 cun above LI 11 on the LI 15 to LI 11 line.


Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Local point for pain in the elbow and upper arm.
  • Difficulty breathing, cough, vomiting of blood.
  • Scrofula  

LI 13 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Avoid Artery (AA)

LI 13 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Arm Pain, Cough, Tennis Elbow and/or Wheezing (Dyspnea)

While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 4 (Local Point. May be used for cough, shortness of…) and TH 11 (Local Point.) are nearby.

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