Large Intestine 20

LI 20 acupressure point on the Hand Taiyiang, or Large Intestine channel has limited uses mainly associated with the nose.

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Other Name(s):

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine Classifications:

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

Location: On the face at the lateral border ali nasi of the nose in the naso-labial groove, at the level of the midpoint

Traditional Chinese Medicine Actions:

Traditional Chinese Medicine Indications and Acupressure Point Combinations:

Breathing

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

Facial Paralysis or Swelling

Lips

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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