Large Intestine Meridian

Shousanli LI10: Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method

Shousanli -LI10
Shousanli -LI10


Shou: Hand San:Three Li: Taken as cun in ancient times.
Shousanli LI10 is located on the forearm, with the arm stretched, the point is 3 cun below Quchi (LI11).


The point is located on th radial side of the forearm on the line linking the Yangxi(LI5) and Quchi(LI11) points, 2 cun below the cubital crease.


Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-0.8cun.
Moxibustion is applicable.

Indications of Shousanli:

  • This point is used to tonify qi and blood in combination with Zusanli (St36) which helps to increase in blood count msotly WBC.
  • Also moves qi and blood  so used in tennis elbow , acute lumbar strain caused due to qi and blood stagnation.
  • Also used in Paralysis of the forearm,pain and numbness in the elbow and arm; toothache, swollen cheek;abdominal pain, diarrhea.


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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