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Large Intestine 14 (LI 14)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Binao, Arm and Scapula (Upper Arm)

Location
On the line joining Quchi (LI 11) and Jianyu (LI 15), 7 cun above Quchi, on the radial side of the humerus, superior to the lower end of muscle deltoideus.

Indications
Pain in the shoulder and arm, rigidity of the neck, scrofula.

Traditional Action
Removes obstructions from the channel, brightens the eyes, resolves phlegm and disperses masses.

Contraindications

Large Intestine Meridian

Large Intestine Acupuncture Points:

LI 1, LI 2, LI 3, LI 4, LI 5, LI 6, LI 7, LI 8, LI 9, LI 10, LI 11, LI 12, LI 13, LI 14, LI 15, LI 16, LI 17, LI 18, LI 19, LI 20

References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

O’Connor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.