LI-11 (Qu Chi)

li5-li11

Chinese Name:

Quchi 曲池

English translation:

Pool at the Crook

Location:

With the elbow flexed, the point is on the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, at midpoint between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Classification:

He-Sea Point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Paralysis; hemiplegia; arthritic pain in the upper limb; hypertension from excess yang (with ST-36); high fever; any febrile disease; measles (heat toxin in TCM and showing up in the skin); main point for skin diseases involving redness; eyes red and pain

Functions:

Clears Heat, cools Blood, resolves dampness, expels, exterior Wind, regulates Qi and Blood, activates meridian, relieves itching.

Notes:

He-Sea points are where the qi of the meridian collects and goes deep into the body. He-sea points are known to indicated treat rebellious qi and diarrhea.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion 1.0 - 1.5 cun. * When treating for scrofula, insert the needle tip subcutaneously up to LI 14.


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