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Large Intestine 16 (LI 16)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jugu, Great Bone

Location
In the upper aspect of the shoulder, in the depression between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the scapular spine.

Indications
Pain and motor impairment of the upper extremities, pain in the shoulder and back.

Traditional Action
Moves blood locally, removes obstructions from the channel, opens the chest, subdues ascending rebellious Qi stimulates the descending of Lung Qi, benefits the joints.

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

OíConnor, 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.