Names Of Zhou Liao

LI 12 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Elbow Bone Hole
  • Pinyin Name: Zhou Liao
  • Chinese Character: 肘髎
Meridian Information

Where Is LI 12 ?

LI 12 Location

  • With the elbow flexed, on the radial side of the upper arm 1 cun above LI 11 at the border of the humerus (1 cun superolateral to LI 11).
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LI 12 Used For?

LI 12 Clinical Usages

  • Local point for pain in the elbow and/or upper arm, tennis elbow.  

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What Conditions May Use LI 12 ?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near LI 12 ?

TH 10 Celestial Well

  • Transforms phlegm, reduce lymph swellings, thyroid disorders.
  • Elbow pain, tendonitis.
  • One-sided headache, migraines.
  • Useful for depression a/or anxiety, especially with chest pain or oppression, angina a/or palpitations.
  • Epilepsy (phlegm obstruction), possibly mania as well.
  • Differentiation:
  • TH 5 is for headache anywhere whereas TH 10 is specifically for one-sided headaches

TH 11 Clear Cold Abyss

  • Local Point.

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