Path of the Large Intestine meridian

The Large Intestine meridian, Yangming of hand, will start at the external nail angle of the index finger at the point Shangyang.
It will go up along the outer edge of the index finger, it passes through the first corner of the hand crossing the adductor of the thumb at the point Hegu.
Then it will go through the anatomical snuff box at the point Yangxi.
Then it rises on the anterior part of the external face of the forearm to the point Shousanli.
It passes through the middle of the outer side of the elbow at the point Quchi.
It goes up and passes through the v deltoid at the point Binao.
It goes up to the shoulder and passes under the beak of the acromion at the point Jianyu.
He goes back to reach the point Dazhui (C7-D1, belongs to Dumai) then moves forward again and penetrates internally passing through the point Quepen (costoclavicular cleft).
He goes through the Lung and will reach the Large Intestine.

We have a branch at neck height which will leave the main path and go up along the neck, cross the mandible and then go up along the cheek, pass between the upper lip and the nose, and will end on the other side under the wing of the nose at the point Yingxiang.

On this point the connection will be made, the relay with the next meridian which is the Stomach meridian Yangming of the foot.

Path of the Large Intestine meridian

Meridians and acupuncture points
Illustrated book: 183 points


Acupuncture points of the Large Intestine meridian



Description of the Large Intestine meridian

The large intestine includes the colon and rectum.
He is the official in charge of transport.
It assimilates excess liquids and with its waste transforms everything into stools and transports them to its extremity.
If there is a deficiency, transit is abnormal, and there may be diarrhea or constipation.

It has 2 physiological functions which are:

  1. Transport waste and manage liquids;
  2. Govern liquids.

It receives excess liquids and waste from the Small Intestine, it will absorb them to form stools and evacuate them. The Large Intestine (GI) therefore participates in the processing of liquids. For this descent function to be possible, there is a need for descent of the lung and also of the Qi Hua kidney.
If there is deficiency of kidney yin, there may be constipation.
If kidney yang is deficient, there may be diarrhea or constipation due to too much cold.
If the Kidney Qi is not solid, there may be chronic diarrhea because there is no action on the GI.

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