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LI15

Synonyms:
  1. 肩髃
  2. Jianyu

Jianyu
Jianyu #

Jianyu(LI15, 肩髃) is an acupuncture point in the meridian named Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand. Jianyu is the main point for shoulder diseases.

Meaning

Jian, shoulder; yu, corner.
The point is at the corner of the shoulder.

Location

Directly below the anterior border of the acromion, where a depression forms when the arm is fully abducted.

Indication

  • (1) to treat diseases in the shoulder joint.
  • (2) to treat aches of the upper extremities and paralysis, often used with Quchi and Hegu.

Method

  • (1) puncture perpendicularly downward.
  • (2) puncture obliquely upward, forming a 50 angle with the skin.
  • (3) perpendicularly 0.8-1.5cun.