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Erjian LI2: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method

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Erjian LI2: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method

Erjian LI2: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method
July 13
09:53 2018
Erjian-LI2

Erjian-LI2

Nomenclature:

Er:two jian:space/point
The term erjian refers to the second point of lung meridian.

Location:

The point is on the radial border of the index finger, in a depression just distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint. The point is located with finger slightly flexed.

Method:

Oblique proximal or distal insertion 0.2 to 0.3 cun.
Perpendicular-oblique insertion towards the palm, 0.5 cun.
Moxibustion is applicable.

Indications of erjian:

This is one of the important point for toothache.This point dissipate pathogenic heat and benefits the throat. This point is beneficial for blurring of vision, epistaxis, toothache, sore throat, febrile disease (mainly caused due to indigestion or constipation) and local pain in joint.

Remark:

Ying spring point, child point .

Read about other points of Large Intestine Meridian:

LI1-Shangyang-商阳       LI3-Sanjian-三间      LI4-Hegu-合谷         LI5-Yangxi-阳溪      LI6-Painli-偏历 LI7-Wenliu-温溜         LI8-Xialian-下廉          LI9-Shanglian-上廉           LI10-Shousanli-手三里         LI11-Quchi-曲池 LI12-Zhouliao-肘髎         LI13-Shouwuli-手五里         LI14-Binao-臂臑            LI15-Jianyu-肩髃         LI16-Jugu-巨骨     LI17-Tianding-天鼎      LI18-Futu-扶突      LI19-Heliao-禾髎      LI20-Yingxiang-迎香

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