LI-15 (Jian Yu)

Li11-Li15

Chinese Name:

Jianyu 肩髃

English translation:

Shoulder Bone

Location:

When the arm is abducted 90 degrees laterally or forward, the point is on m. deltoideus of the shoulder, in the depression of the anterior superior portion of the shoulder.

Classification:

Crossing point of the LI Meridian with the Yang Qiao Vessel.

Indications:

Disorders of the mouth, teeth, nose and throat as well as diseases involving the lateral border of the upper limbs, anterior part of the shoulder and neck

Functions:

Benefits the shoulder joint, expels Wind-Damp and Wind, alleviates pain, circulates qi in meridian.

Needling:

Perpendicular or oblique downward insertion .8 - 1.5 cun.