LI 6

Acupuncture Point Theory

LI 6 Acupuncture Point Applications and Theory

The acupuncture point "LI 6" , 偏歴, is represented by "Pian Li" in pinyin and "Veering Passageway" in english and may be found:

3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.


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

  • Luo Connecting Point, influences the descending and dispersing function of the Lungs - useful for upperbody edema a/or facial puffiness.
  • The Luo channel travels upward to the face effecting the jaw, teeth and ears, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, nosebleeds.  


Li 6 has the following theoretical associations which serve as important guideposts in designing an effective treatment protocol:

Explore li 6 functional grouping theory - YuanLuo, or read all point categories and related theory.

LI 6 may potentially be used, in coordination with a well designed acupuncture treatment protocol, to influence the following conditions: Edema, Nosebleed (Epistaxis), Tinnitus and/or Toothache

While not necessarily valid clinically, LU 7 (Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny n…), TH 6 ( Effects the Triple Warmer in the following wa…) and TH 7 (Local Point. ) are nearby.

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