Pinyin: Shǒu Sān Lǐ
When a fist is made, with the ulnar side downward and elbow flexed, the point is 2 cun distal to Quchi LI-11 of the line joining Yangxi LI-5 and Quchi LI-11.
With the hand supinated, the line connecting Yangxi LI-5 and Quchi LI-11 runs alongside the radial margin of the forearm. However, with the arm pronated, it transverses the forearm.
The forearm is recommended to be in a midposition with flexed elbow. Shousanli LI-10 is located 2 cun distal to Quchi LI-11 on the line connecting Yangxi LI-5 and Quchi LI-11.
Vertically 1–2 cun
Shousanli LI-10 is a major point of the Large Intestine Channel. It is widely used to treat intestine disorders such as abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhoea.
Furthermore, it is a very important point in treating Painful Obstruction Syndrome, particularly in arms, hands, elbows and shoulders. It eases pain and stiffness there. It can also be used for atrophy or Wind-stroke syndromes.
Finally Shousanli LI-10 tonifies Qi, like the arm version of Zusanli ST-36 (Foot Three Miles) which is very powerful in Qi and Blood tonifying.