LI-6 (Pian Li)

li6

li5-li11

Chinese Name:

Pianli 偏历

English translation:

Veering Passageway

Location:

With the elbow flexed, the point is on the dorsal radial side of the forearm, on the line connecting LI 5 and LI 11, 3 cun above the wrist crease.

Classification:

Luo-Connecting point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Arm Pain • Ascites • Deafness • Edema • Elbow Pain • Epistaxis • Manic Raving • Visual Disturbances • Wrist Pain

Functions:

Expels Wind, clears Heat, opens the water passages.

Notes:

Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique insertion .5 - .8 cun