Flashcards in wk4 - LI locations (1-15) Deck (39):
another name for Large Intestine channel
Hand Yang Ming
general location of Large Intestine channel
anterior lateral aspect of arm, from fingers to chest
# of points on Large Intestine channel
where does the Large Intestine channel run?
1. originates on radial side of 2nd finger (LI 1) and travels up anterior lateral aspect of arm following its pathway to the shoulder (LI 15)
2. at shoulder, the channel goes to the back of the body and there is a crossing point (SI 12)
3. then the channel connects / crosses with Du 14 behind the neck
4. then the channel goes forward to the collarbone and descends down to its internal organ (large intestine)
5. the regular channel goes up the neck + around the mouth/ nose
location of Du 14?
right below C7
why is Du 14 significant?
all Yang channels go to the back of body and connect / cross with Du 14 before going forward and descending down to its internal organ
what is a crossing point (aka intersecting point)?
how is it indicated on a chart?
- a crossing point is where a channel intersects with point son another channel (that are not points on its own channel)
- it is indicated by a triangle
which internal organs does the LI channel connect with?
Lungs + Large Intestine
what happens at the LI Luo point?
- at LI 6, the Luo / Collateral channel breaks off + travels parallel to the LI channel
- at face, the Luo / Collateral channel splits and goes into the ear + lower jaw
where do the LU and LI channels intersect?
- LI 18
- this is where the LI Divergent + LU Divergent channels go into the LU + LI internal organs
where does the LI Tendinomuscular channel (aka Sinew channel) begin?
where does it run?
- begins at LI 1 (Jing Well)
- goes up the lateral arm
- crosses to other side of head
- at shoulders, the LI Sinew channel spreads into upper thoracic vertebrae
LI 1 location
on radial side of index finger: about 0.1 cun posterior to corner of nail
LI 1 category
LI 2 location
on radial side of index finger: DISTAL to the metacarpal-phalangeal joint, at the junction of the red + white skin (locate with finger slightly flexed)
LI 2 category
LI 3 location
on radial side of index finger: in the depression PROXIMAL to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone (locate with patient making a loose fist)
LI 3 category
LI 4 location
on dorsum of hand: bw the 1st + 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone, on the radial side
LI 4 categories
- Yuan Source (stimulates LI source qi)
- Command of Face + Mouth (directs treatment to face + mouth)
LI 5 location
on radial side of wrist: when thumb is tilted upward, it is in the "anatomical snuff box" (the depression bw the tendons of the m. extensor pollicus longus + m. extensor pollicus brevis)
LI 5 category
LI 6 location
with elbow flexed + radial side of arm upward: on the line joining LI 5 + LI 11, 3 cun above LI 5
LI 6 category
LI 7 location
with elbow flexed + radial side of arm upward: on the line joining LI 5 + LI 11, 5 cun above LI 5
LI 7 category
LI 8 location
with elbow flexed + radial side of arm upward: on the line joining LI 5 + LI 11, 8 up from LI 5 (or 4 cun below LI 11)
LI 9 location
on the line joining LI 5 + LI 11: 9 up from LI 5 (or 3 cun below LI 11)
LI 10 location
on the line joining LI 5 + LI 11: 10 up from LI 5 (or 2 cun below LI 11)
LI 11 location
when the elbow is flexed: the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus
LI 11 category
- He Sea
- also the "Master Point of Heat + Fever" (though this is not a category)
LI 12 location
when the elbow is flexed: the point is on the lateral side of the upper arm, 1 cun above LI 11, on the border of the humerus
LI 13 location
on the lateral side of upper arm: on the line connecting LI 11 + LI 15, 3 cun above LI 11
LI 14 location
on the lateral side of upper arm: on the line connecting LI 11 + LI 15, 7 cun above LI 11, at the insertion of m. deltoidus
LI 15 location
- antero-inferior to the acromium: on the upper border of the deltoid muscle
- when the arm is abducted to just above 90 degrees, the point is in the depression appearing at the anterior border of the acromioclavicular joint
- when the arm is lowered, the point should come out in front of the acromion
which point to be careful needling? why?
LI 13 - need to avoid the radial collateral artery
which point is on the radial side of the wrist, in the "anatomical snuffbox"?
which 5 points are on the forearm?
how many cun up from LI 5?
LI 6 -- 3 cun up
LI 7 -- 5 cun up
LI 8 -- 8 cun up
LI 9 -- 9 cun up
LI 10 -- 10 cun up
which point is located in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease?