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LI 11 Acupuncture Point

LI 11 Acupuncture Point

LI 11 Acupuncture Point is called as qū chí. Qu means crooked. Chi means Pond. When the arm is bent, the depression at the elbow is like a pool and this point is inside it.

LI 11 Acupuncture Point
LI 11 Acupuncture Point

LI 11 Acupuncture Point Location

On the lateral side of the cubital crease when the elbow is close to full flexion. Needle perpendicularly 1 – 1.5 cun.

At the elbow, midway between LU-5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus

LI 11 Acupuncture Point Names

qū chí 曲池

Large Intestine 11 Pool at the Bend

Pool at the Crook


  • He-Sea (Earth) Point. He Sea Point on the Large Intestine Channel. Earth Point on Metal Meridian
  • Sun Si-Miao Ghost Point
  • Ma Dan-Yang Heavenly Star Point



  • Clears heat
  • cools the blood
  • Eliminates wind
  • drains damp
  • alleviates itching
  • Regulates qi and blood
  • Benefits sinews and joints


  • Pain of the elbow and arm
  • Motor impairment of the upper extremities
  • Scrofula
  • Uritcaria
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Febrile Diseases
  • Sore Throat
  • fever, urticaria, wind rash, dry skin, scaly skin, itching of the skin, shingles
  • agitation and oppression of the chest, manic disorders, tongue thrusting, dizziness, hypertension
  • throat pain, goiter, scrofula, toothache, pain in eyes, pain in front of ear
  • pain in upper arm, bi syndrome, hemiplegia, contraction, immobility of elbow


Abdominal pain, arm pain and paralysis, shoulder pain and arthritis, elbow disorders,


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