Large Intestine 10, Arm Three Miles

Another ever so slightly obscure acupressure point for you to explore at your leisure this Autumn. LI 10 (not nearly as popular as LI 4 or 11) is commonly used for tension, pain &/or paralysis in the upper body – neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists. This point activates the whole LI channel while regulating both KI and blood. In so doing, it harmonizes the intestines and the Stomach and is good for abdominal pain, ulcers, vomiting & diarrhea. Worth mentioning here, this point is more tonifying and less dispersive than other LI points, i.e. it is more about “gathering in & putting in place” than “getting rid of”.
The point is easy to find, just below the elbow (see chart). So relax, breathe and use a deep, firm pressure to massage and stimulate the area for 4 or 5 seconds – as often as you like! Don’t be surprised if it is a little tender!!

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