Pianli LI 6: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method

Pianli-LI6
Pianli-LI6

Nomenclature:

Pian: divergence Li:passway
A collateral of the large intestine merician seperates from here and diverges to the lung meridian.

Location:

With the elbow flexed and the radial side of the arm upward, the point is on the line joining Yangxi (LI5 ) and quchi (LI11), 3 cun above the cease of the wrist.

Method

Puncture perpendicularly or obliquely 0.5 – 1 cun.
Moxibustion is applicable.

Indication

This point regulate waterways so is used to treat disorders of lung meridain like acute edema especially of the upper part of the body associated with absence of sweating anf difficult urination.
Also used to treat disorders of large intestine meridian like frontal headache, red eyes, blurred vision, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, local problems of shoulder , wrist joinf and arm.
Since this point is a luo connecting point, this is used to treat ear disorders such as tinnitus , deafness as luo connecting channel ascends to ear.

Remark:

Luo- connecting point of large intestine meridian.

Precaution:

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali

Dr. Ishwar Gyawali is Consultant Acupuncturist and Ayurveda Physician from Kathmandu, Nepal. He had completed BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery), a five and half year course on Ayurveda Medicine from Kirtipur Campus affiliated to Tribhuvan University ,Institute Of Medicine, Nepal under scholarship in 2011. He had completed his MD in TCM from Nanjing University Of Chinese Medicine in 2016 under scholarship of Ministry of Education, Nepal. With an experience of Serving for Government of Nepal for 2 years and private practise for more than 5 years, he has sound knowledge in Ayurveda as well as Chinese Medicine. He is a registered Doctor in NAMC (Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council ) both as a physician as well as TCM/Acupuncture Specialist.

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