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Xialian LI8 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method

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Xialian LI8 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method

Xialian LI8 : Nomenclature,Location, Functions, Indications, Method
October 10
13:53 2018
Xialian-LI8

Xialian-LI8

Nomenclature:

Xia: inferior               Lian: edge
Xialian is inferior to Shanglian (LI9) at the dorsal side of the forearm, close to the radial aspect.

Chinese Name:下廉
Name: Xialian
English: Lower Angle
Pinyin : xià lián
Han Geul 한글: ha ryeom 하렴
Romaji: ge ren(?)
Vietnamese : Hạ liêm

Location:

Xialian is located 4 cun distal to the lateral end of the elbow crease in the direction of the anatomical snuffbox and on a line connecting Yangxi (LI 5 ) and Quchi (LI 11).

Functions and indications  of xialian:

  • Opens the channel and relieves the pain so benefits pain in elbow and arm, motor impairment of the upper limbs.
  • Harmonises the Small Intestine. So, benefits abdominal distension, pain around the umbilicus, indigestion. (in Combination with ST39 and Ren 4 ).
  • Benefits breast, Beneficial in Mastitis, breast swelling and pain.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.5 cun.

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