Large Intestine 11

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Use the Metal Element Aroma Acu-Stick® to activate points on the Large Intestine Channel. 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 point Large Intestine 4 including pain along the Lung meridian, or Tai Yang 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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How to Locate Acupressure Point Large Intestine 11

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. Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Large Intestine 11 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



Acupressure Point Combinations for Specific Health Conditions Using Large Intestine 11


Painacute injury remedy with essential oils

Pain of the upper arm with acute inflammation and swelling:

Also use Herbal Ice Spray topically

Pain of the upper arm and shoulder with constriction where heat improves mobility and reduces pain:

Pain, sprain, and swelling of the ankle:

Also use Herbal Ice Spray topically

Pain syndromes such as immobility and pain of the elbow, weakness of the elbow, and tennis elbow pain:

Also use Trauma 2 Spray topically


Redness and pain of the eyes due to cold, flu, or seasonal allergies:

Lacrimation, or watering of the eyes with burning of the eyes during a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies:

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure:


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)-

Skin Burns

Scalding or burn of lower arm, hand, fingers:

Damp Heat

Combining acupressure point Large Intestine 11 with acupressure point Gallbladder 34 is referred to as The Four Portals that cools Damp Heat anywhere in the body used with acupressure point 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:

Toxinsdetoxification essential oils foot bath

Fire Toxins from exposure to paint, chemical poisons, breast implants, etc.:

Also use the Detox Foot Bath

Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes:

Sore Throat

Throat pain with redness and swelling during a cold or influenza viral infection:


Toothache with redness and swelling of the upper gum


Shingles acute outbreak:


Colon spasm, contraction, with diarrhea, dysentery disorder, and sticky or runny bowel movements that burns:


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.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point LI 11

Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point LI 11

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point LI 11

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

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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