Large Intestine 10

essential oils for use on acupuncture pointsLI10 Acupressure Point

Use the Metal Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Large Intestine Channel. Large Intestine 10 acupressure point does not have as many uses as acupressure points like LI 4, but it is a very important point for pain along the Large Intestine channel in the lower arm.

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Location of Acupressure Point LI 10

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 if the hand is placed on the chest. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Large Intestine 10 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



Acupressure Point Combinations with LI 10 for Specific Health Conditions

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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.

Pain and immobility of the shoulder:

Pain of the thumb, pointer finger, and/or wrist due to a competitive stress injury:


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Paralysis of the arm due to a stroke:


Numbness of the lower arm:

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Lymph congestion due to lymph node removal in arm (pit):


Atrophy of the muscles of the lower arm:

Other indications for Acupressure Point LI 10 


Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point LI 10

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupuncture Point LI 10


Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point Large Intestine 10

Cautions: Do not use acupressure as self-care when pregnant without the guidance of a licensed acupuncturist. Always discuss new treatment modalities with your local health care professional.



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