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Large Intestine 15 (LI 15)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Jianyu, Shoulder Transporting Point (Shoulder Bone)

Location
Antero-inferior to the acromion, on the upper portion of muscle deltoideus. When the arm is in full abduction, the point is in the depression appearing at the anterior border of the acromioclavicular joint.

Indications
Pain in the shoulder and arm. Motor impairment of the upper extremities, rubella, scrofula.

Traditional Action
Benefits sinews, promotes circulation of Qi in the channels, stops pain, expels wind.

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.