Large Intestine 10

Large Intestine 10 acupressure point does not have as many uses as acupressure points like LI 4, but it is an very important point for pain along the Large Intestine channel in the lower arm.

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Other Name(s):

  • Arm Three Li
  • Upper Three Li
  • Ghost Evil
  • Third Mile
  • Arm Three Mile

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:
None

Location: Bring the hand to the chest with the thumb pointing up. Acupressure point Large Intestine 10 will be 2 Cun distal of the crease of the elbow on the line with the thumb on the radial surface of the forearm

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Regulates and invigorates Qi and moves Blood of the Large Intestine channel
  • Activates the Large Intestine channel and alleviates pain
  • Softens masses due to stagnation in the Large Intestines and Stomach energetic organ systems
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations-all tonification (clockwise motion):
  • Pain and immobility of the arm treatments often use “The Chain and Lock Method” of choosing three acupressure points that support each other along the same channel. Combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Large Intestine 11 and use the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Pain and immobility of the shoulder combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 (same side as pain) and acupressure point Stomach 38 (opposite side of pain) and use the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Paralysis of the arm due to a stroke combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 (same side as paralysis) and acupressure point Stomach 36, acupressure point Spleen 6, and acupressure point Pericardium 6 (opposite side of paralysis) and use the tonification method (clockwise motion) for all
  • Pain of the thumb, pointer finger, and/or wrist due to a competitive stress injury Combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Lung 10 and use the tonification method (clockwise motion) on the same side and/or opposite side depending on the level of pain in the affected hand
  • Numbness of the lower arm combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 (same side as numbness) and acupressure point Stomach 36 (opposite side of numbness) and use the tonification method (clockwise motion) along with acupressure point Liver 3 on the opposite side of the numbness using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Lymph congestion due to lymph node removal in arm (pit) combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) along with acupressure point Liver 3 on the opposite side of the affected arm using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Atrophy of the muscles of the lower arm combine acupressure point Large Intestine 10 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 (same side as atrophy) and acupressure point Stomach 36, acupressure point Spleen 6, and acupressure point Pericardium 6 (opposite side of atrophy) and use the tonification method (clockwise motion) for all

Other indications that Acupressure 10 is not used for very often: