Names Of Ju Gu

LI 16 Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Great Bone
  • Pinyin Name: Ju Gu
  • Chinese Character: 巨骨
Meridian Information

Where Is LI 16 ?

LI 16 Location

  • In the upper aspect of the shoulder between the acromial extremity of the clavicle and the spine of the scapula.
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is LI 16 Used For?

LI 16 Clinical Usages

  • Adjunctive point with LI 15 for shoulder issues, particularly chronic issues related to blood stasis.
  • Resolve Blood stagnation in the chest & lungs, vomiting a/or coughing of Blood.  

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How Is LI 16 Categorized?

LI 16 Acupuncture Point Associations

  • Intersecting point of the LI & Yang Qiao Meridians

What Diagnostic Patterns May Use LI 16 ?

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 16 ?

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 16 ?

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.  

SI 12 Grasping the Wind


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  • Local point for shoulder, scapula and/or arm pain, numbness, weakness along the course of the channel.  

TH 15 Celestial Bone Hole

  • Local Point.

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