LI 13 Acupuncture Point(Shouwuli) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for chest, lung and local diseases, coughing, hemoptysis, fullness of the heart, stroke and hemiplegia, elbow and arm pain and contracture, cold and fever, malaria, scrofula, etc.

LI 13 Acupuncture Point Location

3 cun above LI 11 on the LI 15 to LI 11 line.

shouwuli acupoint

What is the meaning of Shouwuli

Shouwuli:”Shou”,Hand,refers to the hand where the point is located. “Wu Li” refers to the range covered by the point. The name of “Shouwuli” means the larger area covered by the acupoint than that covered by Shousanli acupoint. The substance of this acupoint comes from Xialian acupoint. The Xialian acupoint is the point where the wet cloud-qi begin to descend,and the Shouwuli acupoint is the place where the wet and cloud-qi reached,Hence the name.

LI 13 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Hemoptysis,pneumonia,pleurisy,intercostal neuralgia, cervical tuberculosis, tonsillitis, hemiplegia,
  • upper limb pain.
  • phobia, lethargy, etc.

LI 13 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Shouwuli is located on the bones, which is very helpful for opening the meridians and activating collaterals,especially for shoulder diseases, such as:shoulder disorder and frozen shoulder.

Frequently press Shouwuli with the pad of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time, which can improve the blood circulation of the neck, shoulders, and arms,helpful for upper limbs.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion on Shouwuli for 5 to 20 minutes,or 3 to 5 unit.

LI 13  Acupoint Compatibility

Combined with Jianpi, Quchi to relieves pain for elbow and arm contracture;

Combined with Futu, Hegu Huayu to treat scrofula.