Obliquely or transversely 0.5–1 cun
Caution: Avoid the superficial cephalic vein.
Like Hegu LI-4, Yangxi LI-5 is also able to expel Wind-Heat and release the Exterior at the beginning stage of an Pernicious Evil Invasion (eg: common cold). Typical symptoms are aversion to cold, fever or sneezing. However, its effect is less strong.
Similar to LI-4, it also has influence on the face and sensory Organs. It is able to treat sneezing, nose bleeding, tinnitus, deafness, ear pain, lacrimation, toothache as well as redness, swelling and pain of the eye.
It clears Heat in the Large Intestine and is applied in febrile diseases. When there is Fire in the Bright Yang, it causes manic behavior, uncontrolled and inappropriate laughing or fear. Yangxi LI-5 clears this Fire so as to calm the Mind and open the Mind's orifices.
Finally, it is able to treat Painful Obstruction Syndrome of the hand and wrist joint by opening the Channel.