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LI 5 Acupuncture Point

LI 5 Acupuncture Point

LI 5 Acupuncture Point is called as yáng xī. Yang is Yang of Yin Yang. Xi means Brook. Yang refers to the Yang Meridian. The local depression is like a brook in the mountains.

LI 5 Acupuncture Point
LI 5 Acupuncture Point

LI 5 Acupuncture Point Location

Center of hollow formed by extensor policis longus and brevis

On the radial side of the wrist, distal to the tip of the radial styloid process, in the depression between the tendons of extensor pollicis longus and brevis, in the “anatomical snuff box. Needle perpendicularly 0.3 – 0.5 cun.

LI 5 Acupuncture Point Names

yáng xī 陽谿

Large Intestine 5 Yang Ravine


  • Jing-River (Fire) Point
  • Jing River Point on the Large Intestine Channel
  • Fire Point on Metal Meridian



  • Clears heat
  • alleviates pain
  • Clears Yang Ming fire
  • calms shen
  • Benefits nose, ears, and eyes
  • Benefits the wrist joint


  • Headache
  • Redness with swelling and pain of the eye
  • Toothache
  • Sore Throat
  • Pain of the wrist
  • Heat in face: rhinitis, nosebleed, eye pain, lacrimation, toothache, headache
  • Febrile disease with agitation of the heart, mania-depression, manic raving, laughter
  • Weakness and pain in the wrist, contraction of the fingers, heat in the palms


Impairment of arm motor function and wrist soft tissue conditions.


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