Yangxi Acupoint:LI 5 Acupuncture Point or Large Intestine LI 5

LI 5 Acupuncture Point(Yangxi) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for headache, swelling and pain of eye, deafness, wrist pain etc.

LI 5 Acupuncture Point Location

On the radial side of the wrist in a depression between extensor pollicis longus and brevis tendons, found when the thumb is tilted upward.

Yangxi acupoint

What is the meaning of Yangxi

Yangxi:”Yang” refers to the qi of this point is Yang-qi. Xi,stream, the path,like creek, hence the name “Yangxi”.

LI 5 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Wrist joint and surrounding soft tissue diseases,
  • neurological headache, eye pain, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, pediatric indigestion, hemiplegia, tonsillitis, etc.

LI 5 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

For pharynx and oral

Use your thumb to press and rub Yangxi point for 100 to 200 times,it can treat pharynx and oral diseases if long-term massage it.

For high fever

Using finger to press Yangxi acupoint for more than half a minute,It can quickly relieve headaches.

Frequently press Yangxi acupoint vertically with the tip of your thumb for 1 to 3 minutes each time, which can effectively prevent symptoms such as stroke and high fever.

For hearing loss

Gently press Tinggong acupoint for 3 minutes, then place the four fingers together and gently press Tinggong and Xiaguan acupoints for 1 minute, then massage Taichong acupoint on the feet, and finally massage Yangxi acupoint.

Moxibustion therapy

Mild moxibustion on Yangxi acupoint with moxa sticks for 5 to 20 minutes, once a day,It can relieve  swelling and pain of eye, toothache, low back pain and other diseases.

Gua Sha therapy

Scrape Yangxi points from top to bottom with harder intensity, It can relieve fever without sweating, headache, toothache and so on.

LI 5 Point Compatibility

Combined with Xiaguan, Guanchong, Yemen and Yanggu points to treat deafness.

Combined with Shaohai and Yemen points to treat swelling and sore throat.

Combined with Quchi, Shaohai, Yanggu, Erjian, Yemen, Jiache, Neiting, and Lvxi to treat toothache.

Combined with Yanggu point to treat swelling and pain of eye.

Combined with Cuanzhu, Chize and Jianzhi points to treat madness.

Combined with Taibai, Shaochong, and Tongli points to treat fever and upset.

Combined with Fenglong and Jiexi points to treat migraine.

Combined with Qiangu and Houxi points to treat arm pain and elbow spasm.

Combined with Yangchi, Jianpi, Quchi, Wangu, Hegu, and Yuji to treat wrist weakness.

Combined with Linqi, Chize, Zhongzhu, and Wuchu points to treat five-finger contracture and contractile pain.