LI-8 (Xia Lian)

li5-li11

Chinese Name:

Xialian 下廉

English translation:

Lower Ridge

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, 4 cun below the transverse cubital crease.

Indications:

Abdominal Distention • Abdominal Pain • Arm And Elbow Pain • Diarrhea • Hematuria • Manic Raving

Functions:

Clears Heat, expels Wind, regulates the Small Intestine.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .5 - 1.0 cun.