LI 8 Acupuncture Point(Xialian) belongs to the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand-Yangming,which is commonly used for elbow and arm pain, headache, dizziness, eye pain, abdominal distension, abdominal pain etc.

LI 8 Acupuncture Point Location

4 cun below LI 11 on the LI 5 to LI 11 line.

Xialian acupoint

What is the meaning of Xialian

Xialian: “Xia”,refers to the lower part. “Lian” refers to clear. The name of “XiaLian” means that the substance at the lower part of the point is clean and clear. The substance of this point is the cloud-qi from Wenliu point. In the cloud-qi system, the position of the cloud-qi in this acupoint is high part of the heaven, and the substance of the lower part of the heaven is relatively clean and quiet, hence the name.

LI 8 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Forearm and elbow pain, bladder palsy, hematuria, lower abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, precordial pain.
  • Headache, dizziness, eye pain.
  • asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, tuberculosis, mastitis, etc.

LI 8 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Massage Therapy

  • Massage XiaLian acupoint with thumb for 100 to 200 times.It can treat abdominal pain, bloating, forearm pain and other diseases if long-term massage it.
  • Put your index finger and middle finger together and press Xialian acupoint vertically with your fingertips for 1 to 3 minutes on left and right arms,It can relieve theese pain,such as tennis elbow, elbow arthritis, elbow and arm pain and so on.

Moxibustion Therapy

Mild moxibustion on XiaLian acupoint with moxa sticks for 5 to 20 minutes, once a day,It can improve abdominal pain, headache, rheumatic arthralgia, etc.

Scraping Therapy

Scrape down XiaLian acupoint from top to bottom with a little harder intensity,It can regulate intestines and  active collaterals.

LI 8 Point Compatibility

Combined with Youmen and Taibai points to treat purulent matter.

Combined with Yinshi,Chengshan, Fuliu,Zhongfeng, and Dadun point treat fullness of the abdominal and lower abdomen pain.

Combined with Wuchu and Shenting acupoint to treat chronic paro-xysmal hemicranias.

Combined with Taixi, Duiduan and Yingu points to treat deep-colored urine.

Combined with Kunlun,Taiyuan, and Yangxi Point to treat nonsense.