Large Intestine Meridian

Yangxi LI 5 : Nomenclature, Functions, Indications, Method



Yang : Yang of yin   Xi: Brook
Yang refers to the ayng meridain. This point is a depression like a brook in the mountains.


This point is located on the radial side of the transverse crease of the wrist, in the depression between the tendons of m. extensor pollicis longus and brevis (anatomical snuffbox).


Puncture perpendicularly 0.3-0.5cun.
Moxibustion is applicable.


This point clears heat along large intestine channel so used for nose bleeding, allergies due to wind heat, ear problems (excess type), eye disorders, tooth sore, throat sore, headache (Yangming headache).
Also clears yangming fire which transmits to Heart and spirit so is used in various psychosocial problems like agitation and oppression of chest, insomnia, insomnia, irritability and hallucinations.
This point is also used to help stop smoking along with combination with ear points.
Cough and syspnea, chills and fever, fever without sweating.
Local problems like wrist pain, muscular atrophy.


Jing-River point.



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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