Li 5 Acupuncture Point

Large intestine 5, Abbreviated as Li 5, Transliterated Yangxi in Chinese, Yang Stream in English.

Li 5 Acupuncture Point Location:

On the radial side of the dorsal crease of the wrist, when the thumb is pointed upwards, it is in the depression between the tendons muscle extensor pollicis longus and brevis.

Li 5 Acupuncture Point Indications:

  • Frontal headache, congestion, swelling and pain of the eye.
  • Toothache
  • Weakness of the wrist.

Li 5 Acupuncture Point Benefits:

Expels Wind, clears Yangming Fire, benefits the throat


Jing-River point of the Large Intestine Meridian


Jing-River points are where the qi of the meridian begins to flow more heavily. They are known to treat cough and asthma due to pathogenic cold or heat.