LI-3 (San Jian)

Li1-Li5Li1-Li5

Chinese Name:

Sanjian 三间

English translation:

Third Space

Location:

When a loose fist is made, this point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint.

Classification:

Shu-Stream point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Eye Disorders • Finger Inflammation • Hand Dorsal Inflammation • Malaria • Throat Soreness • Toothache • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Functions:

Clears Heat and wind, benefits the eyes and throat.

Notes:

Shu-Stream points are where the qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.