Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "LI 20" , 迎香, is represented by "Ying Xiang" in pinyin and "Welcome Fragrance" in english and may be found:
In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
LI 20 has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Avoid Moxa (MX)
Li 20 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
Explore li 20 functional grouping theory - Entry Exit Point.
A single acupuncture point is not commonly thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. LI20, however, is a strong candidate to be incorporated into an acupuncture protocol for patients who exhibit: Lung Qi Deficiency and/or Lung Wind Invasion - Wind Cold
While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Bitong (Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, conge…), EX Biyan (Local point for nasal issues - obstruction, conge…), GV 25 ( Important point to restore or help maintain c…), GV 26 (One of two Command Points (with PC 6) added to th…), GV 27 ( Problems of the mouth and sinuses - tongue ul…), SI 18 (Local point for facial disorders, Bell's palsy, t…), ST 3 (Local point - Twitching eyelids, pain a/or swelli…) and ST 4 (Facial pain - Bell's palsy, facial paralysis, tri…) are nearby.