Large Intestine Meridian

Shangyang LI1 : Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method



Shang:one of the five sound pertaining to metal Yang: Yang of yin-yang
In the term shangyang, the large intestine pertains to metal and is scribed to the shang sound. whereas yang refers to the yang meridian.


This point is on the radial side of the index finger, about 0.1cun to the corner of the nail.


Perpendicular or oblique insertion directed proximally 0.1 to 0.2 cun, or prick to bleed.


Swollen and sore throat, toothache; loss of consciousness, sunstroke; Febrile diseases.


Jing-Well point, Horary Point

Read about other points of Large Intestine Meridian:

LI2-Erjian-二间    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.