Welcome to our LED Light Therapy and Acupuncture Series
Each month, starting in June 2021 and continuing for the next 14 months, we will be featuring one of the TCM Meridians we use with our lights. Be sure to come back regularly and stay informed.
Part 2: The Large Intestine Meridian
In the first installment of our Light Therapy & Acupuncture blog series, we investigated the Lung Meridian, sharing the major points along this highly influential meridian.
In our second installment, we’ll take a look at the lung’s sister meridian, the Large Intestine (LI).
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The Large Intestine Meridian
The yang to the lung meridian’s yin, the large intestine meridian’s qi flows inward, bringing energy back to the body’s core. Also referred to as the LI Meridian, it travels from the tip of the index finger through the arm and shoulder, up through the neck and to the nose. A wide range of symptoms may arise due to imbalances in the flow of this meridian, from abdominal pain and urinary issues to upper body pain, sinus issues, stress, insomnia and much more.
The Large Intestine Meridian contains a total of twenty meridian points. Here, we’ll review the Ting, Master, Source, Accumulation and Alarm points.
Major Large Intestine Meridian Points
Located at the tip of the index finger, the large intestine’s Ting Point is also referred to in English as the Metal Yang. With the designation LI 1, engaging this point can aid in relief at the opposite end of the channel, including:
- Pain/inflammation of the eyes and ears
Referred to as Union Valley, the point designated LI 4 serves as both the Master and Source point for the Large Intestine Meridian. Located between the thumb and forefinger, this vital point assists with a range of issues, including:
- All facial problems relating to allergies, rhinitis, sense organs, teeth, headaches, acne
- Chronic pain
- Blood circulation
- Promotion of child labor
The Accumulation Point of the Large Intestine, designated LI 7 with the title Warm Dwelling, is located on the inner forearm. Treating this point can help address:
Painful musculoskeletal issues at the wrists, elbows and shoulders
Manic conditions, in conjunction with other point LI 5, the Yang Ravine
The Alarm Point of the Large Intestine Meridian can be found at ST 25, a point located in the stomach meridian referred to as the Celestial Pivot. Activating this point helps reset the large intestine meridian and assist with:
All intestinal issues, including diarrhea, constipation, distension, etc.
- Fertility issues
- Fibroids and cysts
- Painful/irregular menstruation
LED Light Therapy as an Alternative to Acupuncture
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Be sure to come back next month for the latest installment of our Meridian series when we explore the Spleen Meridian!