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LI-2 (Er Jian)

Li1-Li5Li1-Li5

Chinese Name:

Erjian 二间

English translation:

Second Space

Location:

When a loose fist is made, this point is on the radial side of the index finger, in the depression distal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint.

Classification:

Ying-Spring point of the Large Intestine Meridian

Indications:

Facial Muscle Paralysis • Fever • Nosebleed • Throat Constriction • Throat Soreness • Toothache • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Visual Disturbances

Functions:

Clears Heat, reduces swelling, relieves pain.

Notes:

Ying-Spring points are where the qi dribbles down the meridian. Ying-Spring points are indicated for heat in the body and changes in the complexion. Ying-Spring points are known to clear heat from the meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular insertion .2 - .3 cun.


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