Large Intestine 20

LI20 Acupressure Point

essential oils for sinus congestionLI 20 acupressure point on the Hand Taiyiang, or Large Intestine channel has limited uses mainly associated with the nose and sinusitis.

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Location of Acupressure Point LI 20location LI 20 Acupuncture Point

On the face at the lateral border ali nasi of the nose in the naso-labial groove, at the level of the midpoint. Apply the Sinus Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Large Intestine 20 to activate the healing potential of the pressure point.



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Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations for Acupressure Point LI 20

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Allergies

Chronic seasonal allergies with sinusitis and sneezing combine acupressure point Large Intestine 20, acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Lung 10 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) with the Sinus Acupressure Stick at LI 20 and the Metal Element Acupressure Stick at LI 4, the Earth Acupressure Stick at Stomach 44 and the organic Enlightened Emperor formula

Sense of Smell

Nasal Polyps

Sinus Soreness

Nasal passage sores due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat combine acupressure point Large Intestine 20, acupressure point Stomach 44 and acupressure point Large Intestine 11 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) with the Sinus Acupressure Stick at LI 20, the Earth Acupressure Stick at Stomach 44 and the Metal Element Acupressure Stick at Large Intestine 11

Sneezing

Sneezing uncontrollably combine acupressure point Large Intestine 20, acupressure point Large Intestine 4 and acupressure point Lung 10 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) and Stomach 36 using the tonification method (clockwise motion) and apply our Metal Element Acupressure Stick to LI 4 and LU 10 and apply the Sinus Acupressure Stick to LI 20

Nosebleed

Nosebleed due to chronic Stomach Fire with hunger and no desire to eat combine acupressure point Large Intestine 20, acupressure point Stomach 44 and acupressure point Liver 2 using the reducing or dispersing method (counterclockwise motion) applying the Wood Element acupressure Stick to LV 2 and apply the Earth Element Acupressure Stick to ST 44

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions of Acupressure Point LI 20

Other Name(s) of Acupuncture Point LI 20

  • Welcome Fragrance
  • Surging Yang
  • Encounters Perfume
  • Thoroughfare Yang

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications of Acupressure Point Large Intestine 20

  • Exit Point of the Large Intestine Channel Connecting to Acupuncture Point Stomach 1
  • Crossing Point with the Stomach Channel
  • Meeting of Large Intestine with Stomach, Stomach Divergent and Spleen Divergent Channels

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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References

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Stavem, K., Røssberg, E., & Larsson, P. G. (2008). Health-related quality of life in a trial of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and conventional treatment for chronic sinusitis. BMC research notes1, 37. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-1-37

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Dai, Q., Pang, Z., & Yu, H. (2016). Recovery of Olfactory Function in Postviral Olfactory Dysfunction Patients after Acupuncture Treatment. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM2016, 4986034. doi:10.1155/2016/4986034

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