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Shanglian LI-9 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method

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Shanglian LI-9 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Shanglian LI-9 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method
October 10
14:11 2018
Shanglian-LI9

Shanglian-LI9

Nomenclature:

Shang: Upper             Lian: Edge
Shanglian is superior to Xialian (LI8) at the dorsal side of the forearm, close to the radial aspect.

Point: LI-9
Chinese Name:上廉
English: Upper Angle
Pinyin: shàng lián
Han Geul 한글: sang nyeom 상렴
Romaji: jō ren?
Vietnamese: Thượng liêm

Location:

Shanglian is located on the line joining Yangxi (LI5) and Auchi (LI11) , 3 cun below the cubital crease.

Functions and indications of shanglian:

  • Opens the channel and expels Wind: Respirator disorders: cough, SOB, dyspnea but not the first point of choice.
  • Harmonises the Large Intestine: Borborygmus, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhoea (best combination with ST25, ST37).
  • Local disorders: Aching of the Shoulder and arm, Motor impairment of the upper limb, Numbness of the hand and arm, tennis elbow.

Method:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.

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