LI 6 Acupuncture Point(Pianli) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for tinnitus, epistaxis, sore arms, fullness of the abdomen, and edema.

LI 6 Acupuncture Point Location

3 cun above the crease of the wrist on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

Pianli acupoint

What is the meaning of Pianli

Pianli: Pian,refers to deviate,Li,refers to travel, The name of “Pianli” means that the qi of this point deviate from the large intestine. The substance of this point is the qi from Yangxi point. After reaching this point, it expands and spreads out due to absorb heat. However,the qi travels towards the lung meridian due to insufficient qi of place where the lung meridian is located,hence the name.

LI 6 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Tinnitus, epistaxis.
  • Sore arms.
  • fullness of the abdomen
  • Edema.

Clinical usage:

nose bleeding, facial nerve palsy, tonsillitis, forearm neuralgia, deafness, tinnitus, toothache, etc.

LI 6 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage therapy

Pressing Pianli acupoint with the fingertips for 5 minutes each time, 2 times a day.

Moxibustion therapy

Moxibustion on Pianli acupoint for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

LI 6 Point Compatibility

Combined with HeGu, Shangjian, Kunlun and Tonggu to treat epistaxis.

Combined with Shenshu and Tinghui points to treat deafness.

Combined with Yangxi, Shangyang, Luoque,Wangu and Qiangu points to treat tinnitus.

Combined with Shangyang, Erjian, Sanjian, Hegu, Yangxi, and Wenliu points to treat toothache.

Combined with Shenting, Cuanzhu, Benshen, Tinggong, Shangxing and other points to treat epilepsy and vomiting.