L.I.-11 QUCHI

Location
( L.I.-11 Pool at the Crook QUCHI ) With the elbow flexed, on the lateral end of the elbow crease, in a depression between the end of the crease and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, on the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle.
How to find
First, with the elbow completely flexed, locate the lateral end of the elbow crease. Next, with the elbow flexed at approximately 90°, palpate for a pressure-sensitive depression in this area on the extensor carpi radialis longus muscle. L.I.-11 is located close to the border of the proximal aspect of the ulna.
Also located at the level of the elbow crease are ➞ LU-5 , ➞ P-3  (radial/ulnar of the tendon of the biceps) and ➞ HE-3 (with the elbow completely flexed at the medial end of the cubital crease).

Actions/Indications
● Clears Heat, expels Wind
● Clears yangming – Fire
● Cools the Blood, drains Dampness, alleviates itching
● Opens the channel
Special features
He-sea point, Earth point, tonification point, Sun Si Miao Ghost point, Ma Dan Yang Heavenly Star point. Important point for Heat conditions and disorders of the upper extremity.

L.I.-11-Pool-at-the-Crook-QUCHI-Acupuncture-Points-1

Leave a Reply