Sanjian Acupoint:LI 3 Acupuncture Point or Large Intestine LI 3

LI 3 Acupuncture Point(Sanjian) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hnad-yangming,which is commonly used for sore throat, toothache, eye pain, chest and abdomen fullness, asthma, fever,swelling on the back of the hand and other diseases.

LI 3 Acupuncture Point Location

On the radial side of the index finger, proximal to the head of the 2nd metacarpal bone.

erjian acupoint

What is the meaning of Sanjian

Sanjian:San,Third,the approximate¬†number.Jian,gap.The name of “Sanjian” means that the qi of this acupoint is slightly higher spatial level than that of Erjian. The substance of this acupoint is the Qi ¬†from LI 2 acupuncture point(Erjian). After ascending to Sanjian scupoint, the position of the heaven is higher than that of Erjian acupoint, hence the name.

LI 3 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Body heat, headache, sore throat, dry mouth, toothache, epistaxis and eye pain;
  • Chest distress, wheezing, abdominal distension and bowel, diarrhea and dysentery;
  • shoulder and arm pain, upper limb paralysis; fingers and back of hands swelling and pain, poor flexion and extension of fingers,shoulder periarthritis.
  • Tonsillitis, toothache, trigeminal neuralgia, acute conjunctivitis, glaucoma, etc.

LI 3 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Use your thumb to press Sanjian acupoint  for 100 to 200 times a day,It can prevent and treat throat and eye diseases if long-term massage it.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion on Sanjian acupoint with moxa sticks for 5 to 20 minutes, once a day,It can relieve abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Sanjian acupoint vertically from top to bottom with right intensity, which can relieve throat swelling and pain.

LI 3 Acupoint Compatibility

Borborygmus: Sanjian, Shenque,Shuifen.

Toothache: Sanjian, Chengjiang,Xiache, Hegu, Lieque.

Throat disorders: Sanjian, Yangxi.

Head fever and expistaxis: Sanjian, Zhongguan, LI 6(Pianli), LiDui, Chengjin, Jinggu, Kunlun, Chengshan, Feiyang, Yinbai.

Dry mouth: Sanjian, Shaoze ,Taichong.

Eye pain: Sanjian, Qiangu.

Typhoid fever: Sanjian, Quchi, Hegu, Guanchong, Shaochong, Weizhong, Taixi, Jianshi.

Full chest: Sanjian, Jingqu, Yangxi, Houxi, Jianshi, Yangling, Sanli, LR 8(Ququan), Zulinqi.

Respite: Sanjian, Shangyang.