Theory

LI 12 - Acupuncture Point - Zhou Liao


LI 12 Names

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

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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LI 12 Clinical Uses

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


LI 12 Point Associations

None listed.


LI 12 TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



LI 12 Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

TH 10

  • 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

  • TH 11  Clear Cold Abyss
    • Local Point.



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