Theory

LI 15 - Acupuncture Point - Jian Yu


LI 15 Names

  • English Name: Shoulder Bone
  • Pinyin Name: Jian Yu
  • Chinese Character: 肩髃

Location

  • Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

LI 15 Image

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LI 15 Clinical Uses

  • Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, any ROM issues.
  • Seminal emission due to taxation.  


LI 15 Point Associations

  • Intersecting point of the SI, LI & Yang Qiao Meridians

LI 15 TCM Patterns

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

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



LI 15 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 14

  • TH 14  Shoulder Bone Hole
    • Shoulder problems, especially those involving the lateral or posterior aspects of the shoulder

SI 10

HT 1

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  • HT 1  Highest Spring
    • Regulate Qi flow from the torso to the arm and vice versa - cold, numbness, pain in shoulder a/or arm.
    • Pain in the cardiac region - heart pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, palpitations.
    • Frozen shoulder.
    • Pain a/or distention of the upper thoracic area.



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