LI 9 Acupuncture Point(Shanglian) belongs to the large intestine meridian of Hand-yangming,which is commonly used for shoulder and arm pain, numbness, hemiplegia, abdominal pain and bowel symptoms.

LI 9 Acupuncture Point Location

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

Shanglian acupoint

What is the meaning of Shanglian

Shanglian:Shang,upper,opposite to the bottom,Lian, shape like rhombuses,refer to the sides. Because this point is at 1 cun above Xialian acupoint,bent elbows and flexed fists,the shape of muscles like rhombuses,and the point is on the side of the rhombuses,Hence the name.

LI 9 Acupuncture Point Usage

  • Abdominal pain, bowel, diarrhea.
  • Headache, dizziness, hemiplegia.
  • Arm and shoulder pain, knee swelling, wheezing.
  • Difficulty urinating, etc.

LI 9 Acupuncture Point Therapy

Moxibustion therapy

Moxa moxibustion on Shanglian point for 5 to 10 minutes, or 3 to 5 unit.

Massage therapy

Use four finger to press ShangLian acupoint for 5 minutes each time, 2 times a day.

LI 9 Acupoint Compatibility

Full chest: Shanglian, Huagai, Zigong, Zhongting, Shencang, Lingxu, Weishu, Xiaxi,Bulang, Shangyang, Shousanli, Qihu, ZhouRong, Shangguan, Laogong, Yongquan, Yanglingquan.

Diarrhea: ShangLian, XiaLian.

Navel pain: Shanglian, Ququan, Zhongfeng,Shuifeng.

Difficulty urinate: Shang Lian, Xia Lian.