Names Of Jian Yu

LI 15 Acupuncture Point

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

Where Is LI 15 ?

LI 15 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?.

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What Is LI 15 Used For?

LI 15 Clinical Usages

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

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How Is LI 15 Categorized?

LI 15 Acupuncture Point Associations

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

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LI 15 ?

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".

What Conditions May Use LI 15 ?

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 15 ?

TH 14 Shoulder Bone Hole

  • Shoulder problems, especially those involving the lateral or posterior aspects of the shoulder

SI 10 Upper Arm Shu


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  • Local point for shoulder and upper arm pain, swelling and/or weakness.
  • Wind-heat, wind-cold - chills and fever.  

HT 1 Highest Spring


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  • 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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