Theory

LI 14 - Acupuncture Point - Bi Nao


LI 14 Names

  • English Name: Upper Arm
  • Pinyin Name: Bi Nao
  • Chinese Character: 臂臑

Location

  • On the radial side of the upper arm, 7 cun above LI 11 at the insertion of the deltoid muscle.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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LI 14 Clinical Uses

  • Local point for pain in the shoulder and upper arm.
  • Weakness in the upper arms
  • Benefits the eyes - redness, swelling, pain.
  • Scrofula  


LI 14 Point Associations

None listed.


LI 14 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 14 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 13

  • TH 13 Upper Arm Convergence
    • Local Point

LU 3

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  • LU 3  Celestial Storehouse
    • Window of the Sky Point, regulates head/body Qi flow - goiters, swellings in the neck.
    • Lung related spirit disharmonies - stress induced asthma, poor memory, fuzzy/muddled thinking, depression, "floating corpse ghost talk", "melancholy crying ghost talk" (classical descriptions possibly for seeing ghost, talking about ghosts a/or people who have died, being in constant long-term grief about someone who has passed, etc.).
    • LV invading the LU pathologies.
    • Generally for heat related issues whether from excess or deficiency - nosebleed, coughing blood.



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