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Large Intestine Meridian (Hand Yang Brightness) Points

LI-17 (Tian Ding)

li17-li20li17-li18Li17Chinese Name:

Tianding 天鼎

English translation:

Celestial Tripod


On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI-18, on the posterior border of the SCM. At the midpoint of the line connecting LI 18 and ST 12.


Disorders of the mouth, teeth, nose and throat as well as diseases involving the lateral border of the upper limbs, anterior part of the shoulder and neck.


Benefits throat and voice.


Perpendicular insertion .5 - .8 cun.


Any deeper needling may puncture the jugular vein or carotid artery.pendicular insertion .8 - 1.2 cun



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