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LI 1 ** Jing well, metal pt Clears heat for malaria & febrile disease, reduces swelling (on pop end of channel) especially d/t W-H or toxic heat, alleviates pain; revives consciousness (Jing)
LI2 ** Ying Spring, water pt Expels with & clears heat from upper reaches of channel (for toothache, throat Bi, eye Dz from heat in YangMing, rhinitis & nosebleed); reduces swelling & alleviates pain
LI3 ** Shu stream, wood pt Expels wind & clears heat, benefits throat and teeth (toothache, throat Bi); for stiffness/swelling/pain of HAND (Shu); acute stiff neck (esp in front-back plane)
LI4 **** Yuan source, command face/mouth, Heavenly Star pt. NOT in pregnancy! Expels with, release exterior, regulates Wei Qi & adjusts sweating (EPF W-C/W-H, sweating d/o); All head/face/sense organs; activates channel, for pain (4 gates); restores YANG
LI5 ** Jing River, fire pt Clears heat , alleviates pain (upper reaches YangMing, rhinitis, nosebleed, ear & eye issues, throat Bi, toothache); Calms spirit (heat in HT); local wrist issues
LI6 ** Luo pt Expels wind, clears heat (W-H in upper reaches of YangMing, especially ears); Opens & regulates water passages (Wind-water with acute edema); Local wrist/elbow/forearm pain
LI7 ** Xi cleft pt Clears heat & detoxifies poison (w/DU10 for oral inflammation/sores); moderates acute conditions (pain of shoulder/arm); regulates/harmonizes intestines & ST; clears YM fire/calms spirit
LI10 ** Main point forearm pain regulates Qi & blood, activates channel & alleviates pain (immobility/numbness/atrophy of arm); Harmonizes the intestines & ST for vomiting/diarrhea and abdominal pain (mirrors ST36)
LI11 **** He Sea, earth, mother pt Clears heat (4 bigs, upper reach of YM, heat in HT), cools blood; Dispels wind, drains damp & skin d/o like sores, rashes, itching; regulates Qi & blood (hypertension); acute gastroenteritis/dysentery; upper limb issues
LI14 ** Activates channel & alleviates pain; regulates Qi & dissipates phlegm nodules; benefits eyes; local pain in arm/shoulder; scrofula/goiter
LI15 *** Control pt shoulder Dispels W-D, alleviates pain & benefits shoulder joint (stiffness, psi, immobility/ROM issues. atrophy); regulates Qi & blood, dissipates phlegm nodules; urticaria d/t W-H, scrofula & goiter
LI18 ** Window of Heaven Benefits throat & voice (swelling, pain, difficulty swallowing, sudden loss of voice or hoarseness, scrofula, goiter), alleviates cough & wheezing
LI20 *** Opens the nasal passages (all d/o of nose/sinus), facial swelling, pain, itching or paralysis; Expels wind & clears heat
Created by: Nyssab