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LI 1 functions

(Jing Well)
- opens portals + revives the spirit (resuscitation)
- resolves the exterior + abates heat
- clears the lung + disinhibits the throat
- courses + discharges yang ming pathogenic heat

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LI 1 indications

(Jing Well)
- loss of consciousness
- use at ONSET of sore throat (LU 11 also good)
- toothache
- swelling of the submandibular region
- numbness of fingers
- febrile diseases with anhidrosis

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LI 2 functions

(Ying Spring)
- dissipates pathogenic heat
- disinhibits the throat

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LI 2 indications

(Ying Spring)
- use for sore throat after 1 day (LU 10 also good)
- blurring of vision
- epistaxis (nosebleed)
- toothache
- febrile diseases

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LI 3 functions

(Shu Stream)
- discharges pathogenic heat
- disinhibits the throat
- regulates bowel qi

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LI 3 indications

(Shu Stream)
- redness + swelling of fingers + dorsum of hand
- toothache
- ophthalmagia
- sore throat
- abdominal fullness + borborygmous

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LI 4 functions

(Yuan Source / Command of Face + Mouth)
- courses wind + resolves the exterior (promotes sweating or stops bleeding)
- frees gastrointestinal downbearing (moves stuff thru middle jiao)
- relieves pain + disquiets spirit (spec. pain caused by liver Qi stagnation, which is emotional in nature)
- frees the channel + quickens the connecting vessels
- clears + discharges lung heat

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LI 4 indications

(Yuan Source / Command of Face + Mouth)
- swelling of the face, facial paralysis, parotitis, trismus (reduced ability to open mouth), toothache (bc Command of Face + Mouth)
- abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation (bc Yuan Source)
- sore throat, headache, swelling + pain of the eye, deafness
- nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, epistaxis (nosebleed)
- pain, weakness + motor impairment of the upper limbs
- febrile diseases w anhidrosis
- infantile convulsion
- amenorrhea
- delayed labor


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LI 4 contraindication

pregnancy

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LI 5 functions

(Jing River)
- dissipates yang ming pathogenic heat
- dispels wind + drains fire

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LI 5 indications

(Jing River)
- "the 4 bigs" (big fever, big sweat, big thirst, big pulse)
- headache
- redness
- pain + swelling of the eye
- toothache
- sore throat
- pain of the wrist

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LI 6 functions

(Luo Connecting)
- regulates the waterways (helps lung regulate fluids, bc LI 6 is a Luo Connecting Pt and Luo vessels network yin-yang channels as well as paired zang fu organs)
- frees the vessels + connecting vessels

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LI 6 indications

(Luo Connecting)
- sore throat, deafness, tinnitus (bc Luo goes to ear + jaw)
- edema (esp. facial edema, bc helps lungs regulate fluids)
- redness of the eye
- epistaxis (nosebleed)
- aching of the hand + arm

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LI 7 functions

(Xi Cleft)
- stops pain + benefits the throat (e.g. strep, tonsillitis)
- clears heat
- expels wind

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LI 7 indications

(Xi Cleft)
- acute pain + bleeding
- sore throat
- headache
- swelling of the face
- borborygmous, abdominal pain
- aching of the shoulder + arm

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what does the fact that LI 8, LI 9 + LI 10 are in no categories indicate about their function?

- since no category, the function is fairly local
- LI 8, LI 9 + LI 10 are good for arm pain + movement of arm issues (esp. arm rotation)

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LI 8 indications

- pain in the elbow + arm
- motor impairment of the upper limbs
- abdominal pain, borborygmous

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LI 9 indications

- aching of the shoulder + arm
- motor impairment of the upper limbs
- numbness of the hand + arm
- abdominal pain, borborygmous

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LI 10 functions

- dispels wind + frees the connecting vessels
- harmonizes the stomach + disinhibits the intestines

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LI 10 indications

- motor impairment of the upper limbs
- pain in the shoulder + back
- abdominal pain, diarrhea
- toothache
- swelling of the cheek

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LI 11 strongest function + associated indications

He Sea / Master Point of Head + Fever:
- clears pathogenic heat (strongest function)
- fever, sore throat, toothache, redness of the eye, febrile diseases, urticaria

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LI 11 other functions + indications

He Sea / Master Point of Head + Fever:
- courses wind Qi + resolves the exterior: febrile diseases, external diseases, urticaria
- harmonizes Qi + Blood: abdominal pain, vomiting, high blood pressure
- disinhibits joints: motor impairment of the upper extremity
- eliminates water-damp (weakest function): diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, or any swelling / water accumulation in the intestines

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what does the fact that LI 12, LI 13, LI 14 + LI 15 are in no categories indicate about their function?

- since no category, the function is fairly local
- LI 12, LI 13, LI 14 + LI 15 are used for impairment in the upper arm

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LI 12 indication

- tennis elbow
- pain, numbness + contracture of the elbow + arm

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LI 13 indication

- contracture + pain of the elbow + arm
- scrofula

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LI 14 needle technique

perpendicularly OR obliquely upward

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LI 14 function

- courses + frees the channels + connecting vessels
- relieves pain

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LI 14 indication

- pain in the shoulder + arm
- rigidity of the neck
- scrofula
- bursitis

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LI 15 function

- courses wind + quickens the connecting vessels
- harmonizes Qi + Blood
- disinhibits the joints
- dispels pathogens + resolves heat

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LI 15 indication

- pain in the shoulder + arm, motor impairment of the upper extremities (major point for this)
- rubella
- scrofula

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which point is used for Yang Ming pathogenic heat? also for "the 4 bigs" (big fever, big sweat, big thirst, big pulse)?

LI 5 (Jing River)

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which point is used for any heat condition, and is known as the "Master Point of Heat + Fever"?

LI 11

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which point is contraindicated during pregnancy? why?

LI 4, because it's a moving point (very powerful at moving stuff through the middle + lower jiaos)

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which point is used at the onset of a sore throat?

LI 1 (or LU 11)

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which point is used after sore throat for 1 day?

LI 2 (or LU 10)

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which point is used for toothache?

LI 4 (Command of Face + Mouth)

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which point is used for ear infections + gum pain?

LI 6

(LI 6 is the Luo Connecting point; LI 6 is used to clear heat + stagnation in the ear + lower jaw area, where the Luo / Collateral channel runs)

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which points are used for arm pain + movement of the arm -- especially rotation?

LI 8, LI 9, or LI 10

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which points are used for impairment of the upper arm?

LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, or LI 15

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what is the major point for shoulder pain + motor impairment of the upper extremities?

LI 15

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what point is used for tennis elbow?

LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, or LI 15

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what point is used to reduce blood pressure?

LI 11

(one of its function is to harmonize Qi + Blood)

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what is the clinical significant of LI Tendinomuscular channel (aka Sinew channel)?

since LI Sinew channel spreads into the upper thoracic vertebrae at the shoulders, you can remove stagnation by cupping the upper back

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which point to use for abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation?

LI 4 (bc Yuan Source)

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what 3 points can be used for fever?

Du 14
LI 11
LI 4