Large Intestine 10, Shou San Li
手三里, shǒu sān lǐ, "Arm Three Li"


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Pinyin Pronunciation:
Alternate Names:
NamePin YinChineseTranslated
Gui Xieguǐ xié鬼邪Ghost Evil
Shang San Lishàng sān lǐ上三里Upper Three Li
Meridian
Meridian:
Large Intestine  Browse
Reference Source
Reference Source:
Location
Point Location:
  • CAM
On the line joining Yangxi (L.I.-5) and Quchi (L.I.-11), 2 cun below the cubital crease.
  • Deadman
On the lateral side of the forearm, 2 cun distal to Quchi L.I.-11 with Yangxi L.I.-5.
How To Find It
1. Locate with the elbow flexed and with the radial side of the arm upwards. 2. First locate Shanglian L.I.-9, then locate Shousanli L.I.-10 one cun proximal to it. 3. This point is usually significantly tender to palpation.
Innervation
Innervation:
The posterior antebrachial cutaneous nerve and the deep ramus of the radial nerve.
Vasculature
Vasculature:
The branches of the radial recurrent artery and vein.
Cautions
Cautions:
No cautions at this time
Technique
Technique:
  • CAM
Puncture perpendicularly 0.8-1.2 inches.
  • Deadman
Perpendicular or oblique insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun.

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