LI-5 (Yang Xi)

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Chinese Name:

Yangxi 阳溪

English translation:

Yang Stream

Location:

On the radial side of the dorsal crease of the wrist, when the thumb is pointed upwards, it is in the depression between the tendons m. extensor pollicis longus and brevis.

Classification:

Jing-River point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Arm Motor Impairment • Deafness • Eye Disorders • Headache • Throat Constriction • Throat Soreness • Tinnitus • Toothache • Urticaria • Wrist Joint Soft Tissue Diseases

Functions:

Expels Wind, clears Yangming Fire, benefits the throat

Notes:

Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun