L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points

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L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points -1

L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points -1

Location
L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points ) 4 cun distal to the lateral end of the elbow crease in the direction of the anatomical snuffbox and on a line connecting ➞ L.I.-5 and ➞ L.I.-11.
How to find
Please note: In supination, the line connecting ➞ L.I.-5 and ➞ L.I.-11 runs along the radial margin of the forearm; in pronation, it transverses the forearm. L.I.-8 lies on the dorsal aspect of the radius and is best located with the forearm in midposition and the elbow flexed. L.I.-8 can be found either 4 cun distal to ➞ L.I.-11 or 2 cun proximal to the midpoint of the line connecting ➞ L.I.-5 and ➞ L.I.-11 (spreading hands technique, ➞ 2.3.3).
T.B.-9 is 5 cun distal to the olecranon between the radius and the ulna, about 1 cun distal to L.I.-8 in the middle of the dorsal forearm.
Needling
Vertically or obliquely 0.5–1 cun
Actions/Indications:
● Opens the channel
● Cools and expels Wind
● Harmonises the Small Intestine

L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points -2

L.I.-8 Lower Angle XIALIAN - Acupuncture Points -2

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