Xia: inferior Lian: edge
Xialian is inferior to Shanglian (LI9) at the dorsal side of the forearm, close to the radial aspect.
English: Lower Angle
Pinyin : xià lián
Han Geul 한글: ha ryeom 하렴
Romaji: ge ren(?)
Vietnamese : Hạ liêm
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.
Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.5 cun.