3 Large IntestineStarts at LI1: Use: heat, pain, stagnation, for eye and ear pain and inflammation, toothache, headaches. Location: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the radial side of the index finger. TING POINTEnds at LI20: at the At the midpoint lateral to the border of the ala nasi, in the nasolabial groove. Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies
5 FunctionThe main function of the large intestine and its meridian is to process waste and pass it through the body.When there are blockages in the large intestine meridian, they often manifest as digestion and abdominal trouble because these processes are closely tied together.Used locally for Head and Neck pain and Shoulder/Elbow pain.
6 Important PointsLI4: This is one of the most used points in acupuncture and it is a very important analgesic point.This point is often used in treating pain and can be used to treat pain in all parts of the body, specially the head.It also promotes the flow of energy in the upper body. Location In the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.MASTER POINT
7 LI11:At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. For: Tennis Elbow point and funtionally for diarrhea.LI15: Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted. Shoulder pain.LI19/20: Local Points. For Sinus congestion.Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed
11 StomachStarts at ST1: Location: Below the pupil, between the eyeball and the infraorbital ridge. Use: Any eye issue.Ends at: ST45: Location: 0.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the lateral side of the 2nd toe. Use: Release heat ,headaches, toothaches, facial pain, TMJ, breast pain. Agitation , insomnia w/heat signs - calms the spirit.
13 Function The stomach is called the 'Sea of Nourishment'. It is responsible for providing the entire system with postnatal energy from the digestion of food and fluids.
14 Important Points ST1-8: Local Points face, teeth, TMJ. ST25:MU point for Large Intestine. Location: 2 cun lateral to the umbilicus. Use: All intestinal issues - constipation, diarrhea, distention, pain.Connects the Upper and Lower burners.ST36:Location: one finger width lateral from the anterior border of the tibia. Use: Arguably the strongest point in the body. All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas, bloating, indigestion, etc.breast problems, lower leg pain.Support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea.Psychological disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness.
16 ST40: Location: 8 cun below ST 35, one finger width lateral to ST 38, two finger widths lateral to the anterior border of the tibia. Use: Resolve Phlegm.Issues with the lower limbs involving pain, swelling, numbness, weakness, etc.