Large Intestine Meridian

Erjian LI2: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method



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


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.


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.


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


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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