LI 11 Acupuncture Point(Quchi) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of hand-yangming,which is commonly used for arm pain and upper extremity incompetence,fever, high blood pressure, madness; abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, sore throat, toothache,swelling and pain of eye,eczema, scrofula and other diseases.

LI 11 Acupuncture Point Location

At the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease midway between LU 5 and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

quchi acupoint

What is the meaning of Quchi

  • Quchi:”Qu”,refers to secretive,Chi,Pool.The name of Quchi means that the qi of this point is the dampness-qi above the ground. The substance of this acupoint comes from Shousanli acupoint. It is located on the upper part of the ground,like mist, which is secret water-qi, hence the name.
  • Quchi: Qu, buckling. It is the combination of the large intestine meridian. When the Qi flows into this point,like water goes into the pool.On the other hand,when flexed elbow, and the cross-stranded head has a depression, like shallow pool, hence the name.

LI 11 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • The sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, frozen shoulder, elbow arthritis.
  • High blood pressure, skin disease, influenza, pneumonia, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, toothache, sty, mastitis, goiter, allergic diseases, etc.

LI 11 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Use your thumb to press Quchi point to prevent shoulder, arm and elbow pain.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion on Quchi point with moxa sticks for 5 to 20 minutes, once a day,It can relieve elbow pain and upper limb arthralgia.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Quchi acupoint from top to bottom for 3 to 5 minutes,It can relieve constipation, headache, fever, sore throat, etc.

LI 11 Point Compatibility

Combined with HeGu,Waiguan point, etc. to treat cold, fever, pharyngitis, tonsillitis;

Combined with HeGu and Xuehai point to treat urticaria;

Combined with Jianpi and Waiguan point to treat upper limb paralysis.