Names Of Bi Nao

LI 14 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is LI 14 ?

LI 14 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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What Is LI 14 Used For?

LI 14 Clinical Usages

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

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What Conditions May Use LI 14 ?

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 14 ?

TH 13 Upper Arm Convergence

  • Local Point

LU 3 Celestial Storehouse


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  • 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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