Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

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Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Continuing with our series looking at specific pressure points we will look at one of my favorites. The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 [LI-18] located on the neck as you can see from the image above.

Why is this one of my favorite pressure points? Because Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 is one of the most Painful Pressure Points on the body when struck correctly and has other crippling benefits as well! It is very close to ST-09 which is a bonus!

Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 - Location - Angle and Direction

This pressure point is located one the lateral side of the neck, on the side of the Adam's apple. Almost dead center of the neck between the tendons, towards the from below the jawline. 

The correct angle and direction is straight across to the other side like an arrow. And of course always using 2 Way Action! This is also a great pressure point for use of the Ji Hand of Kyusho Jitsu! These ancient and "special" striking modalities are true game changers! 

The resulting strike will have several different potential affects. All of which come with debilitating pain! So much pain that a strike can end a conflict instantly. 

Effect 1

A solid strike to Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 on one side will cause the person to drop down to their knees in pain. The pain is very slow to dissipate, which allows time for escape in a self defense situation.  

A simple inward knife hand or "ridge" hand will accomplish this very well

The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Effect 2

Hit with enough force and using a tool that will penetrate deeper into the neck [Ji Hands] a strike will cause unconsciousness. This is due to the face that the neck is a major center of blood flow and nerves. As you can see from the diagram below this is the home of the Accessory Nerve, a branch of the Vagus Nerve.

The Accessory Nerve

Accessory Nerve

Arteries of the Neck

The Arteries of the Neck

As you can see from this diagram the nerve is responsible for protection of these arteries and veins and this is why Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 [LI-18] is a neurological knockout pressure point.

When you understand how these systems work, then you can increase your effectiveness in use of Kyusho Jitsu. Knowledge is power, but applied knowledge is a super power!

Effect 3

If you strike LI-18 bilaterally, at the same time with the same amount of power you cause a massive energy disruption in the system. Likely with a solid enough strike a deep knockout. If the strike is "lighter" a thundering headache on the sides of the head will result! This comes in handy for low escalation self defense situations. If you do this in a demonstration healing the headache is simple. 

You can learn more about low escalation self defense techniques from our Humane Pressure Point Tactics Course. Grab this FREE Video to learn more. 

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Grand Master Art Mason

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Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania

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