LI 15 - Acupuncture Point - Jian Yu

  • English Name:  Shoulder Bone
  • Pinyin Name:  Jian Yu
  • Chinese Character:  肩髃
  • Anterior and inferior to the acromion in a depression found with the arm abducted.
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  • Shoulder Disorders, rotator cuff injuries, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, any ROM issues.
  • Seminal emission due to taxation.  

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The (LI) Large Intestine Meridian has 20 points:

Nearby Acupuncture Points and Usages

GraphicPointClinical Functions


TH 14
Shoulder Bone Hole
  • Shoulder problems, especially those involving the lateral or posterior aspects of the shoulder
SI 10
Upper Arm Shu
  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  
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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