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下廉

Synonyms:
  1. Xialian
  2. LI8

Xialian
Xialian #

Xialian(LI8, 下廉) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand.

Location

Radial side of the forearm, 4 cun below the elbow crease, on the line connecting Yangxi(LI5) with Quchi( LI11).

Vasculature

The muscular branch of the radial artery, the cephalic vein.

Innervation

The posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve and the deep ramus of the radial nerve.

Indication

  • ①Pain in the elbow and arm;
  • ②headache, vertigo, eye pain;
  • ③borborygmus and abdominal pain.

Method

Puncture perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 inch.Moxibustion is applicable.