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English: Upper Angle
Also Known As: Upper Integrity
Arm Upper Angle
Superior Region
Upper Aspect
Upper Side
  • On the radial side of the forearm, 3 cun distal to LI-11 Quchi, on the line connecting LI-11 Quchi with LI-5 Yangxi.
    Note: Locate with the elbow flexed and the radial side of the arm upwards.
    Note: divide the distance between LI-5 Yangxi and LI-11 Quchi into half, and then halve the distance between this midpoint and LI-11 Quchi.
  • 3 cun below LI-11 Quchi, on the forearm.
  • On the line joining on the line connecting LI-11 Quchi with LI-5 Yangxi, 3 cun below the cubital crease.
  • Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.
  • Straight insertion 1 to 2 cun.
  • Puncture perpendicularly 0.5 to 1 cun.
  • Moxibustion is applicable.
  • Harmonizes the Large Intestine
  • Activates the channel
  • Alleviates pain
  • Borborygmus
  • Large Intestine Qi Stagnation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficult urination
  • Dark urine
  • Numbness of the limbs
  • Hemiplegia from Wind-stroke
  • Sprain
  • Swollen, arthritic or rheumatic knees
  • Paralysis or atony of the Bladder
  • Chest pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Brain Wind
  • Headache
  • Pain or numbness of the shoulder, elbow and arm
  • Cold sensation of the bone marrow
  • Motor impairment of the upper limbs
  • Gonorrhea
  • Cold feeling in the bones



Fullness of the abdomen and lateral costal region

Dyspnea with inability to walk


  • LI-8 Xialian and LI-9 Shanglian are a reflection on the arm of ST-39 Xiajuxu and ST-37 Shangjuxu on the leg.
  • If this point is spontaneously tender, it means you have "brain fatigue".