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CO11 (Colon 11) - Acupuncture Point Information

Chinese Name: Quchi
English Name: Crooked Pond, also known as Guitui (Ghost Leg).

Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is found in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between Chize (LU5) and the lateral epicondyle of the humerus.

Nature:

He-Sea point of the Colon channel. NB: Although Quchi (CO11) does have some actions on the Colon, for disorders of the Colon organ the Lower He-Sea Point for the Colon, namely Shangjuxu (ST37) is generally preferred, Reinforcing point of Colon channel (Mother/Son), 12th of the 13 Ghost points.

Functions:

Eliminates Wind and exterior conditions, eliminates Wind-Heat, regulates the Blood, regulates the circulation of Qi and Blood, regulates the Blood in Hot Blood conditions, removes obstructions from the joints, general tonic effect, stimulates digestion and general metabolism when copled with Zusanli (ST36), for diseases of the uterus and for inflammation in general when coupled with Sanyinjiao (SP6).

Primary Indications:

Sore throat, upper limb paralysis.

Secondary Indications:

Febrile diseases with rashes.

Tertiary Indications:

Pain and swelling of upper limb, skin disorders (wind rash, eczema, erysipelas, abcess in the process of formation, dry/parched skin), irregular menstruation, scrofula, abdominal pain, dysentry, hemiplegia, wind-stroke, hypertension, toothache.

Other Indications:

Headache, goitre, anaemia, allergies, eyes red and painful, common cold, pleurisy, wrist joint pain, rheumatism of the knee, convulsions, madness with pain and itching "like insects biting".

References:

This information is from the book Acupuncture Point Dynamics and has been used with permission from the author John McDonald.

View other points on the Colon channel:

(CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO8, CO9, CO10, CO11, CO12, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO16, CO17, CO18, CO19, CO20)

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