Acupuncture Points Notebook

: Shangliang : Upper Angle

LI-9 : Hand Yangming Large Intestine 9

On the radial side of the forearm, 3 cun distal to Quchi L.I.-11 on the line connecting Quchi L.I.-11 with Yangxi L.I.-5

Perpendicular or oblique insertion, 0.5 - 1.5 cun

TCM Actions:
Harmonises the large intestine
Activates the channel and alleviates pain

TCM Indications:
  • Borborygmus, Large Intestine qi stagnation, abdominal pain, difficult and dark urination.
  • Chest pain, dyspnoea, brain wind, headache.
  • Pain or numbness of the shoulder, elbow and arm, numbness of the limbs, hemiplegia from windstroke, cold sensation in the bone marrow.

    Superficial Innervation: Posterior cutaneous nerve of the forearm from C5 - C8
    Dermatome Segment: C6

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