Acupuncture Point Theory
The acupuncture point "LI 5" , 陽谿, is represented by "Yang Xi" in pinyin and "Yang Ravine" in english and may be found:
On the radial side of the wrist in a depression between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons, found when the thumb is tilted upward.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Li 5 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:
While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 8 (Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful f…), LU 9 (Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, S…), LU 10 (Clear Excess or Deficiency Heat from the LU Chann…), SI 5 (Local point for the hand and wrist. Neck and sho…), SI 6 (Acute and Severe Pain, in the neck, shoulder a/or…) and TH 4 (Dorsal wrist issues such as strains, sprains or s…) are nearby.