With the elbow flexed, the point is on the dorsal radial side of the forearm, on the line connecting LI 5 and LI 11, 5 cun above the wrist crease.
Xi-Cleft point of the Large Intestine Meridian
Borborygmus With Abdominal Pain • Facial Swelling • Headache • Mouth Pain • Shoulder And Arm Pain • Throat Pain • Tongue Pain • Toothache
Clears Heat and detoxifies, expels Wind, benefits the throat.
A Xi-Cleft point is the site where the Qi of the meridian is deeply converged. Qi and blood are stored deeply at these particular points. If there appear abnormal reactions at X-Cleft points, it shows that the pathogens have entered the deeper parts of Zang-Fu organs. Thus, they are used for acute, painful symptoms, inflammation, protracted diseases of its pertaining meridian and Zang-Fun organ. Also, Xi-Cleft points of the Yin meridians have hemostatic functions.
Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun
For mouth and tongue inflammation; oral herpes; canker sores.