Large Intestine 11

LI 11 acupressure point is the main point for dispersing Heat in the body that is pathogenic in nature; This could be External Wind Heat, Blood Heat, It can be used in a similar way as acupressure Large Intestine 4 including pain along the Lung meridian, or Taiyang channel; however, LI 11 is used in the later stages of External Wind Heat invasion rather than the early stages when LI 4 is most effective.

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Other Name(s):

  • Yang Marsh
  • Ghost Minister
  • Ghost Leg
  • Pool at the Crook
  • Swamp of the Curve
  • Crooked Pond

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

  • He-Sea Point
  • Earth Point
  • Tonification Point
  • Ma Dan-yang Heavenly Star point

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

  • Clears Heat
  • Cools the Blood
  • Expels Exterior Wind Pathogens
  • Drains Damp-Heat
  • Calms Hyperactive Liver Yang
  • Alleviates Itching and Clears Skin Disorders
  • Regulates Qi and Blood of the Large Intestine Channel and Relieves Pain
  • Activates the Large Intestine Channel and Alleviates Pain

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations

  • Combining acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with Gallbladder 34 is referred to as The Four Portals that cools Damp Heat anywhere in the body using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and add Spleen 9 for good measure in draining Dampness
  • High fever that does not recede in advanced stages of Exterior Pathogenic Wind Heat invasion such as influenza combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Lung 10 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Fire Toxins from exposure to paint, chemical poisons, breast implants, etc. combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 2 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)-Also use the Detox Foot Bath and Peaceful Warrior formula
  • Pain of the upper arm with inflammation and swelling combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)-Also use Herbal Ice Spray topically
  • Pain of the upper arm with constriction where heat improves mobility and reduces pain combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Stomach 38 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)-Also use organic Great Mender formula
  • Scalding or burn of lower arm, hand, fingers combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Lung 10 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) on the same side preferably or the opposite side if the burn blocks access to the acupressure point -Also use the topical herbal Burn Remedy
  • Hot Flashes combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 3 and acupressure point Kidney 7 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)-Also use organic Yin Valley formula
  • Throat pain with redness and swelling during a cold or influenza viral infection combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and acupressure point Lung 7 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)
  • Toothache with redness and swelling of the upper gum combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Stomach 44 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Redness and pain of the eyes due to cold, flu, or seasonal allergies combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 3 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)-Also use organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula for chronic redness of the eyes
  • Lacrimation, or watering of the eyes with burning of the eyes during a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 3 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)-Also use organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula for chronic watering of the eyes
  • Skin disorders including acute red itchy rashes, eczema with itching, psoriasis with redness and scales combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 2 and acupressure point Stomach 44 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)- Also use organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Liver 3 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and Kidney 3 using the tonification method (clockwise motion)-Also use organic Free and Easy Wanderer formula with organic Yin Valley formula
  • Shingles acute outbreak combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Gallbladder 34 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Colon spasm, contraction, with diarrhea, dysentery disorder, and sticky or runny bowel movements that burns combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Gallbladder 34 and acupressure point Large Intestine 4 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion)
  • Pain, sprain, and swelling of the ankle combine acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Gallbladder 40 using the dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) on the opposite side of the injury-Also use Herbal Ice Spray topically
  • Pain syndromes that acupressure point Large Intestine 11 is used for include immobility and pain of the elbow and shoulder, weakness of the elbow, and tennis elbow pain-Also use Trauma 1 or Trauma 2 Spray topically
  • On a psychological level relating to the Metal Element, acupressure point Large Intestine 11 addresses self-destructive behavior due to lack of self-worth including self-harm and attempts at suicide. Also, this point would be used for someone who is so uninspired by life that basic chores to fulfill the necessities of life go undone. Use even pressure on the point with good intent.