L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points

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L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points -1

L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
( L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points ) With the thumb abducted, in a depression between the tendons of the extensor pollicis longus and brevis muscles (‘anatomical snuffbox’), on the radial aspect of the wrist.
How to find
The anatomical snuffbox is a depression on the radial aspect of the wrist formed when abducting the thumb. Holding the hand in a horizontal position, it opens towards the body. L.I.-5 is located on the wrist joint space, which becomes palpable by moving the wrist. ➞LU-9 is also located on the wrist joint space and can be found by moving anteriorly from L.I.-5 across the short tendon of the extensor pollicis muscle.
Needling
Vertically 0.5–1 cun. Caution: Avoid the superficial cephalic vein.
Actions/Indications
● Supports the wrist joint
● Clears Fire and expels Wind
● Clears Fire from the yangming (L.I., ST) and calms the shen
Special features
Jing-river point, Fire point. Important local point for disorders of the wrist, together with T.B.-4, S.I.-5, HE-7, P-7 and LU-9.

L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points -2

L.I.-5 Yang Stream YANGXI - Acupuncture Points -2

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