( L.I.-6 Veering Passage PIANLI - Acupuncture Points ) 3 cun proximal to ➞ L.I.-5 (in the centre of the anatomical snuffbox), on the line connecting ➞ L.I.-5 and ➞ L.I.-11, between the abductor pollicis longus and the extensor pollicis brevis muscles, at the level of the junction between the tendon and the muscle.
How to find
Please note: The course of the line connecting ➞ L.I.-5 and ➞L.I.-11 depends on the position of the forearm. For location purposes, a midposition of the forearm with flexed elbow is recommended. To locate L.I.-6, measure 3 cun (1 handsbreath) from ➞ L.I.-5 (centre of the anatomical snuffbox) on the connecting line. Or: ‘Tiger mouth grip’ (➞Fig. 2.6): Spread thumb and index finger of both hands, crossing them so that the forefinger of one hand comes to rest on the styloid process of the other, but avoiding bending the wrist. Place the middle finger against the forefinger: L.I.-6 is located directly below the tip of the middle finger.
Located at the same level (3 cun proximal to the wrist joint space) on the dorsal side of the forearm are ➞ T.B.-6 (in the depression between the radius and the muscle) and ➞ T.B.-7 (in the depression between the ulna and the muscle) as well as ➞P-5 (on the ventral side of the forearm between the tendons).
Obliquely or transversely (subcutaneously) 0.5–1 cun
● Expels Wind, clears Heat
● Regulates and opens the water passages
● Opens the channel and luo vessels
Luo-connecting point. Major point of the L.I. channel for regulating the water passages.
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