Pressure Point LI-20. What makes this meridian important?

* Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

Pressure Point LI-20: It has been a while since I last featured a pressure point in an article. So today I am going to have a look at a favorite, that is Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]. Why do I like this one? Because it is a powerful pressure point of the face, that yields some excellent results if you access it correctly. So lets have a look!

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine] - Location

Pressure Point LI-20 is located in the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasal in the quadratus labii superior muscle, in its deep position at the border of the aperture piriformis.

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

Pressure Point LI-20 - Effect

I have done several knockouts using this pressure point as the result is very consistent. This is not a dangerous pressure point, but because the meridian crosses the body (the only meridian to cross the body) the brain becomes very confused because of the strike. Pressing is also very painful! Especially if done while supporting the back of the head sealing at GB-20 or BL-10. The activation is in and down with 2 Way Action.

Sealing causes a disruption of energy where the energy remains in the head, mid skull. This bouncing effect causes an increase in pain. Leverage can also be applied in this situation to increase effectiveness as well. This is the body mechanics element of the activation of the pressure point. 

LI-20 is not a nerve pressure point like ST-05 is. This is an energy transfer pressure point. However it is in very close proximity to an excellent nerve pressure point is Extraordinary Pressure Points M-Hn-9.

However Pressure Point LI-20 is an excellent knockout pressure point because it crosses the center of the body. Anytime mid-line is cross this causes an issue or dysfunction in the brain which will cause confusion and a reboot if there is enough confusion. 

Below is a video of a Pressure Point LI-20 knockout I did a while back.

You can demonstrate the effect of a cross body condition by having the Uki with their hands at their sides. Strike a pressure point like ST-05 lightly.

Then have the Uki cross body with one hand, but the hand not touching the body. Then tap ST-05 once again.

You will see a dramatic increase in affect. 

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

This is caused by the "corpus callosum" and the fact that the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vica-versa. 

Pressure Point LI-20 in Conclusion

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In a grappling position this can be a wonderfully effective pressure point if you can keep your cool and access it.

But that is why we are training right?

In the knockout above, LI-20 would not be my choice of pressure points. However in that class I was teaching theories. 

These theories are an important learning tool in the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. This is because these teaching open the mind to see the possibilities available to it. This is how unconscious movement is created. 

Have you had any experience with Pressure Point LI-20? Or have you experimented with cross body movement? Thank you for reading this article in Pressure Point LI-20.

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