Li 1 Acupuncture Point

Large intestine 1, Abbreviated as Li 1, Transliterated Shangyang in Chinese, Metal Yang in English.

Li 1 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the radial end of the distal phalanx of the index finger, .1cun (finger cun) distance from the corner of the nail.

Li 1 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Sore throat, toothache
  • Coma caused by febrile disease
  • Numbness at the tip of index finger
  • Deafness

Li 1 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Clears Heat, revives consciousness, and benefits the throat.


Jing-Well point of the Large Intestine Meridian


Jing-Well points are where the qi bubbles up. Jing-Well points are indicated to revive consciousness. Jing-Well points are known to treat fullness below the Heart and clear Heat.